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Since our founding in 1993, Valesco’s investment solutions have allowed us to successfully grow small and lower middle-market companies across a variety of industries.
Valesco has experience working with a variety of investment solutions and a key to every structure is our ability to bring our capital in a very conservative structure to ensure success depending on each company’s unique situation and goals. We have a proven track record of success creating flexible solutions for companies, while also creating lasting value for the company, its employees and investors.
In a majority investment, Valesco would buy a majority interest in a business while partnering with the existing management team to ensure ongoing growth. Unlike other investment companies, Valesco has access to all of the funds needed for the buyout, which can be structured with any combination of equity and debt.
When a business owner seeks a third-party investment but does not want to give up their majority ownership they may opt for a minority investment, where the investor can take a passive or active role. Not many firms make minority investments because they can be difficult, as some investors like the idea of control. At Valesco, we believe in partnerships. If a decision doesn’t work for everyone, it won’t work at all. Business owners don’t have to sell their whole business and give up control, but rather bring on a successful partner to help grow their business.
In a subordinated debt structure, Valesco provides growth capital as a supplement to a bank loan. Whether it’s buying a competitor or adding a new production plant, subordinated debt can be a cost-effective way to accomplish goals. It is patient, long-term capital with no amortization that can help foster growth and expansion.
We typically partner with existing management to leverage the experience and dedication of an established and successful team. We have had success working with companies under a number of circumstances, including:
Our investment strategy is designed to help businesses grow as well as retain and increase job opportunities in the community. Over 80% of our investments have been in businesses that support or service underserved communities and individuals in some way. Aside from creating jobs, we have also contributed millions to local and national philanthropic causes. By investing back into the community, we hope to further inspire efforts to improve the world around us.
Valesco’s history is filled with investments in underserved communities, diverse workforces and female or minority owned and operated businesses. Valesco’s success depends upon a variety of backgrounds and perspectives that drive growth and prosperity for our companies and the communities they support.