KLH Completes Second Platform Investment in May

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Equis Capital Partners and the management team of Decora Industries Inc, dba Data Display Systems (“Data Display”) to complete a recapitalization of the business. Data Display, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is a provider of electronic video, audio, and lighting solutions to the point-of-purchase (“POP”) displays and fixtures markets.  Founded in 1968, the company has grown into a national supplier of customized electrical components and products that enhance POP displays and fixtures for a diverse customer base of consumer products companies.  The company has an unmatched industry reputation of excellence…

KLH Capital Completes New Platform Investment

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the management team of BluSky Restoration(“BluSky”) to complete a recapitalization of the business. BluSky, based in Centennial, CO, provides commercial, industrial, governmental, and multi-family restoration, renovation, environmental, and roofing services with an emphasis on commercial, large losses, and emergency restoration services across the continental United States. BluSky has developed a strong brand and a stellar reputation within its industry for providing a high-quality work product and maintaining exceptional customer service. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Honor Role for making Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest…

KLH Announces New Team Member

KLH Capital is pleased to welcome its newest team member: Ronald W. Moore III has joined KLH as an Associate focusing on business development, due diligence and financial analysis. Prior to KLH, Ron was a commercial banker with USAmeriBank in Tampa, Florida. A Tampa native, Ron graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned a J.D. from Stetson College of Law. ABOUT KLH KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC-licensed private equity firm which currently manages $165 million in capital. During our nearly 30-year business tenure, we have successfully completed more than 130 transactions, including…

Generational Transfers and Family Succession-focused Recapitalizations

So often we hear, “No, my business is not for sale. I am going to give it to my son,” or, “I would consider selling, but my sister’s, brother-in-law, and mother’s trust collectively own a majority of the business.” These are very common answers when the entrepreneur is thinking about passing the business down to the next generation or cleaning up and reconfiguring the ownership structure. Not too many entrepreneurs are aware that they can accomplish both: 1.) Selling a portion of the business in exchange for significant liquidity/wealth they have built over the years, and 2.) “Passing” the remaining…

KLH Presents at North Texas Chapter Meeting of EPI

KLH Partner James Darnell recently spoke at the North Texas Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute’s monthly meeting.  The purpose of the event was to educate Exit Planning Advisors on how private equity groups can be a solution for business owners who are interested in selling their business or retiring.  You can view the slides from the event here:

Recent Article: What to Expect from the Due Diligence Process

In a recently published article, Partner James Darnell pull’s back the curtain for business owners on what to expect from the due diligence process when working with a private equity group.  Check it out the full article here:

Business Journal Private Equity Ranking

KLH was recently ranked by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the 9th largest Private Equity Firm in the area in their recent issue.  Check out the rankings here or read the full issue their website.

KLH Associate Jason Hubbard mentioned in ACG Growth Magazine

Jason Hubbard’s recent promotion was picked up by ACG’s Growth Magazine and is featured in the December issue. Check it out here:

KLH Capital to Sponsor the M&A Source Conference in Austin, TX

KLH is pleased to announce that we will once again sponsor the fall M&A Source Conference and Cocktail Reception in Austin, Texas. “Our firm is pleased to continue supporting and sponsoring this organization. Over half of KLH Capital investments were referred to us by members of the M&A Source and we continue to find our relationships here invaluable. Join us on Monday evening for cocktails and networking in Austin,” said Kyle Madden, Vice President of KLH Capital and M&A Source Board Member. Read the full press release here.

KLH Axial Article – Value Drivers

Accessing the private capital markets can be tricky — especially for first time visitors. Whether you are considering a recapitalization, a management buy-in or buy-out, or a family transfer, there are key considerations that should be discussed and understood before any company is brought to market. To identify the best buyer and maximize purchase price, the business owner and the investment banker should both be able to articulate the value drivers for the company. Clearly articulating these points can help a potential investor see the value of your business. In this article on the Axial forum, we discuss the 5 key value drivers…