Oval Partners was founded to enable successful owners and CEOs to unlock the full growth potential of their businesses while gaining liquidity today. We partner with management to scale businesses through prudent investment and operational expertise. Together we build valuable platforms that stand apart strategically and financially from many of the smaller players in our industries.
How We Help
Shareholder liquidity and diversification
Roll-up acquisitions and industry consolidation
Expansion of geographies and operational capacity
Development of new products and services
Transformation of go-to-market strategy
Augmentation of sales and marketing
Ownership and managerial transitions, as desired
Access to experienced network of management talent and resources for growth
What We Look For
- Size & Type of Investment
Invest for either control (51-100% of equity) or in a structured minority position providing for seller liquidity and/or next stage growth capital
- Size of Company
Partner with founders of sub-$10M EBITDA businesses in order to invest in these platforms organically and via acquisition to grow profitability to multiples of this initial size
- Growth Profile
Attracted to proven organic growers with longer term opportunity to accelerate by investing to expand addressable market, taking greater share, and/or making highly accretive acquisitions. Historically demonstrated resilience in recessionary markets; limited cyclicality.
- Industry Focus
Software & Services (Business, Tech-enabled, Information, Internet, SAAS). Industrial Technology.
- Geographic Focus
Across North America
- Business Model Profile
High recurring revenue businesses with attractive, proven cash flow characteristics. Service-oriented with a portfolio of loyal, diverse customers in a niche market segment. Not sub-scale or disadvantaged versus bigger competitors in space. High free cash flow conversion.