Highland Avenue Capital employs a differentiated, "next generation" private equity strategy acquiring assets that have a strong, defensible offering but have not yet met their full potential. Highland assists in unlocking that value (i.e. legacy/generational management changes, an evolving market/industry, growth challenges, etc.) by establishing world-class platforms with an emphasis on driving outsized growth. We professionalize teams and processes, articulate and execute clear strategies, and dedicate significant resources for accretive "add-on" M&A.
Our principals have an operational rich heritage and, along with our operating group and executive network, we work, alongside existing leadership, to establish a transformational plan for each platform.
We have found that typical 100 day plans don’t achieve the desired outcome with lower-middle market businesses so we look to be intimately involved with each platform throughout the investment period but the first year, in particular, is critical for us to implement our “TRANSFORM” to create a strong foundation for growth, both organic and via M&A
Controlling interests in mature, stable businesses from corporate, private, and family sellers
Businesses between $30m - $150m of TEV (total enterprise value)
Businesses between $7m - $15m of EBITDA for platform deals and >$1m for add-on investments
Highland's investment and operating professionals have amassed impressive resumes through investments and C-suite roles in blue chip and middle market businesses resulting in expertise across several verticals.