SouthPointe Ventures, LLC
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Investment Philosophy
SPV invests in a variety of industries (manufacturing, distribution, business services) where the capital and expertise provided will have a significant impact on the company. The target companies we pursue will typically be for sale because the owner has reached retirement age, has health problems, needs additional management expertise beyond his capability, is "burned-out" and wants to move on, or is capital constrained and needs to bring on a financial partner to achieve his business objectives. We look to add value by providing liquidity to small company owners, adding growth capital for future expansion, and providing management depth and experience to develop the next phase in each company's business growth cycle.

A cornerstone of our philosophy is to provide or make available active on-site management to portfolio companies via our experienced holding company principals. SPV's extensive network of committed managers, executives, and entrepreneurs (our "management bench") often become the new management teams for the target companies. These managers, who come from various industries and experiences, will typically make equity investments in the companies they run, so we and our management team each have significant "skin in the game" so our interests are aligned and our focus is on growing and operating the company to the best of our capabilities. We win or lose together.

The funding and management skill SPV provides can be used to add new products, expand geographic markets, invest in better technology, make acquisitions, etc. As the human and financial capital is put to work, the enterprise can grow. Because the companies we invest in are small, our contributions can be significant in accelerating growth and allowing management to focus on running the business.

Our investment horizon is long-term, and we have no pre-determined life or required period for exit from an investment.

building the future, one company at a time.