Stonewood’s executives have considerable experience in both managing and investing in manufacturing companies. Stonewood has participated in a wide variety of transaction types and addressed the full range of motivations for transactions, including the following:
- Management Buy-Outs
Stonewood provides the capital necessary to purchase a company or business unit from its existing family or corporate ownership, in partnership with the managers of the business.
Stonewood provides the capital necessary to refinance debt and/or purchase a business from private owners; the owners experience a liquidity event, and they continue to participate actively in management.
- Partnership/Shareholder Buy-Outs
Stonewood provides the capital necessary to purchase interests from non-management equity holders and invest with existing managerial owners to grow the business.
Stonewood provides the capital to reduce excess leverage and help management teams weather temporary adverse business conditions.
Stonewood is primarily interested in acquiring positions in companies or operating units that fit the following profile:
- Manufacturing, assembly, or distribution businesses
- EBITDA between $1 and $10 million
- Profitable (except for turn-arounds), with stable margins
- Located in the eastern United States or Canada
- Diversified customer base
Stonewood is most comfortable with proven, committed management teams that have experience in their business sectors.