- Control buyouts and strategic partnerships in companies with revenue of US$20 – 300 million
- Chemicals, Food and Industrials
- Privately owned and controlled fund
- Strong operative backgrounds of firm members
About Speyside Equity
Speyside Equity invests in manufacturing based businesses with a history of revenue and positive EBITDA, a defensible position in their respective markets, and a core of capable management that remains post-acquisition. Speyside looks for businesses where there are opportunities to create long-term corporate value through financial structuring and the use of its team’s skills to improve operating performance.
Initially, Speyside Equity concentrated its search for investment opportunities on the spin-offs and carve-outs of large multinational businesses in the industrial sector. As the firm has successfully evolved, it has included standalone businesses for consideration. Besides its focus on the chemicals, food and industrials sectors, Speyside is actively looking to identify new industries and businesses that fit its investment philosophy.
Target investments tend to have revenues in the US$20-300 million range, dependent on the industry, and are valued between US$20-200 million. Ideally, target businesses should be headquartered in the United States or Europe. Relative to larger transactions, Speyside relies on a co-investing agreement with Vision Capital, and more informal partnerships with other private equity firms and family offices.
Speyside Equity’s financial and managerial expertise enable it to analyze situations quickly and effectively, to assess value, structure and negotiate transactions, and implement focused operating plans that keep companies liquid. Since the Speyside partners hold and control the fund directly, decision-making is done swiftly and there is no defined institutional holding period for portfolio companies.