Ridgefield Partners

Ridgefield Partners and ACT Capital Advisors Represent Hogland Transfer Company, Inc. in Sale to Persky Ventures

Ridgefield Partners and ACT Capital Advisors together represented their client, Hogland Transfer Company, Inc. (“HTC”) in its acquisition by Persky Ventures, an independent sponsor founded by Igor Persky. Established in 1933, HTC is a Warehousing & Distribution company headquartered in Everett, Washington – and a critical supply chain partner to some of the Northwest’s most […]

Transformational M&A

Developing a thoughtful M&A strategy is a critical element of a successful corporate growth strategy. The right acquisition can unlock a new market, add talent to your organization, and create durable, long-term growth for your company. Below are a few considerations that can help inform your evaluation of whether and how to implement an inorganic growth strategy.

Top Three Things Private Equity Buyers Value

Most business owners or CEOs have at some point been contacted by someone representing a private equity firm (PE firm) or a company owned by a PE firm, often referred to as a “portfolio company.” They call asking about your business and attempting to gauge interest in a potential transaction. For most average business owners, […]

Processes Drive Margins

Longer article than usual about “managing the machine.”  Hard to shorten it down. Stuff that interconnects, interconnects.  SLB Businesses do not work from a simple formula such as input plus process equals output. There is so much more complexity to any human endeavor and so much more variability. This is why decisions around performance measurement […]

When A Business Looks Like A Diamond

People want to buy a business that operates with the precision seen in a beautifully cut diamond. I used to say, “We have created a jewel” when talking about my own business.  What this means is that the business operates like this, in four parts: The only gripe about this kind of operational precision is […]