We are completing approximately 20 acquisitions per year across all geographies and ranging in size from $2 million to $100 million purchase price. We can provide a letter of intent within a week or two of receiving limited financial information on your company. Once the LOI is signed, the typical time to close a deal is 90 days.
We are flexible with our deal structures to create a win-win for both sides. We have completed deals where the owners are interested in retiring, as well as deals where owners want to stay on and help grow the business. Owners that stay with the business typically retain a meaningful equity stake. This equity stake can be sold to Eli Global at a future time using a predetermined valuation formula.
The acquired companies can improve efficiency and profitability by accessing our global centers of excellence. This approach enables management teams to benefit from the broader infrastructure while having the freedom and accountability to focus on improving and growing their businesses.
When it makes sense for the business, we can bring the following services to our operating companies:
We do not invest in start-up businesses nor do we make passive investments. Because we are very thoughtful and selective with our acquisition strategy, Eli Global has an excellent investing track record with 35% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) since inception and 43% ROCE on investments made since 2001.
We are always on the lookout for great opportunities. We are interested in companies that meet the following criteria: