GOING Ventures - Buy & Build

      GOING Ventures is a private investment management company formed to invest in on-going companies and then to take an active hand in managing them.

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  • Our
    • Our Approach

      GOING Ventures team offer a proven platform for our new partner organizations. Unlike hiring consulting and investment professionals for Strategy and Corporate Finance work, partnering with GOING Ventures team has the following advantages:

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  • Why
    Choose Us?
    • Why Choose Us?

      Highly Experienced Investment and Business Growth Professionals. Our leadership team has a long and successful history of assisting companies to restructure, reposition, and generate superior returns for investors.

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  • Deal Process & system
    • Deal Process & System

      We have developed an extremely comprehensive and formal deal-sourcing program. GOING Ventures’ reputation as value-added and a successful buy and build investment company has made us an attractive partner for a wide range of owners, business brokers and other intermediaries.

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  • Transaction Parameters
    • Transaction Parameters

      GOING Ventures generally targets equity investments in lower-middle market companies with enterprise values of $10 million to $100 million that exhibit the potential for continued growth through value-added investing.

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GOING Ventures, LLC is a principal investing platform with a comprehensive “turn-key” strategy to take advantage of attractive global private equity investment opportunities in the lower-middle market due to the prolonged global financial/credit crisis by buying undervalued businesses and transforming them into high performing, high cash-generating and market leading entities.

With the acquisition of the majority ownership interest in Development II, we changed our approach to investing adopting a consulting-based model to private equity investing: a highly differentiated investment and business acquisition model (coined as “buy and build”) with comprehensive systems and processes that will enable us to consistently source, analyze, close, grow and exit attractive investment opportunities. This approach enables us to partner with management teams to build great businesses and improve their operations.

We recognize that we have the capacity to develop a significant and proprietary flow of transaction opportunities. We have concepts and experience which would allow us to identify potential value and hidden value in a particular investment candidate. And we have the consulting resources and management skills and management resources to become actively involved in the companies we invest in to help them realize their potential value.

We believe this approach will not only enable GOING Ventures to capture the benefit of superior returns that smaller buyouts offer for all the stakeholders, but also offer GOING Ventures the opportunity to restructure, reposition and improve any asset it acquires using its proprietary growth strategies by leveraging our larger dynamic network of ideas, people organizations and resources.

Our strategy is to execute a focused Transatlantic Investment Program that targets consumer products sector - comprising apparel, food, beverages and other fast moving consumer goods – family edutainment, digital media, healthcare, and industrial/business services in the attractive and less competitive lower-middle market with the aim of buying and transforming them, and achieving a scale that will enable our companies to compete successfully as they expand their activities to the fast growing African continent leveraging our US platform with our Far East supply chain links and achieve outstanding returns on investment to all stakeholders.

GOING Ventures strategic “buy and build” plan includes investing in late-stage to growth equity opportunities, management buyouts, and recapitalization transactions of traditional businesses that demonstrate strong and consistent profitability.

To achieve this goal, GOING Ventures plans to construct a diversified portfolio of companies with initial enterprise values ranging from $10 million to $100 million. We believe companies of this size are especially appealing due to less efficient intermediation and limited investor competition, resulting in a large number of attractive acquisition candidates available at reasonable valuations.

We also believe that unlike larger companies, lower-middle market businesses offer greater opportunities to create value through active board participation and the implementation of growth initiatives, operating efficiencies and enhanced corporate infrastructures.

We believe that the types of businesses we are currently focusing on are the ones that have favourable long-term growth prospects and represent areas in which our team has extensive experience, contacts and insights and the opportunity to achieve the transatlantic expansion strategy. This resonates with the current emerging/evolving nature of most African economies (estimated to consist of 900 million consumers).

Our leadership believe that this strategy and execution would facilitate GOING VENTURES’ ability to take advantage of its existing reputation, brand and strong track record to build a leading presence in a new market across the United States and sub-Saharan-Africa.