Mountain Industries seeks to invest in profitable manufacturing
and industrial distribution companies operating in niche
markets. Typically, such acquisition targets will have
a meaningful share of their markets and will sell their
products directly to large top tier industrial customers.
This strong market position will result in high, defensible
Mountain Industries will seek to maximize returns on
its investments by actively working with portfolio companies
to leverage their strong customer relationships and
positions in their marketplaces to create additional
revenue and profit opportunities. This will likely involve
expanding product offerings to existing customers via
internal development and add-on acquisition.
Mountain Industries will ensure a smooth transition
in the management of any acquired business by working
with the exiting business owner to put in place and
develop new leadership. This may require the elevation
and development of existing management personnel and/or
the hiring of outside professional leadership. The transition
of management and leadership is the most important task
faced by Little Mountain in the acquisition process.
Mountain Industries will leverage the operating expertise
of its Principals and Operating Advisors to assist its
portfolio companies in strategic and financial planning.
Little Mountain will also employ advisory boards for
each platform company to provide specific operating
guidance. Typically such advisory boards will have five
members. The composition of each advisory board will
be determined by Little Mountain. Selected advisory
board members will likely have industry expertise or
other skills useful to the specific platform for which
Mountain Industries believes that the above acquisition
objectives and operating guidelines will allow it to
capture significant value in its investments.