RHV Capital Closes Search Fund Investments; Adds Unique Business Value to Funds

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RHV Capital closed six search fund investments in the first half of 2012. The search fund investments include Pylon Capital, Oxygen Equity, Rosemore Capital, Light Beam Capital, Rail Fence Capital, and The Bison Companies.

RHV Capital closed six search fund investments in the first half of 2012. The search fund investments include Pylon Capital, Oxygen Equity, Rosemore Capital, Light Beam Capital, Rail Fence Capital, and The Bison Companies.

RHV is an active proponent of the search fund model. A search fund is a pool of capital raised to financially support the efforts of an entrepreneur, or a team of entrepreneurs, to locate a privately held company to acquire. Acquisitions are primarily financed by capital provided by the search fund investors.
RHV’s managing principals offer a unique blend of experience that provides business value to operating companies acquired by search funds. That experience includes Board of Directors (public and private), owner-manager, operations, finance, information technology, banking, and investment banking. RHV’s Principals are prepared to serve on the Board of Directors of the companies acquired, if requested by the search fund entrepreneur.
About the Search Funds
Pylon Capital, Los Angeles, California, is a privately held, entrepreneurial investment firm seeking to make a controlling investment in a profitable service-based company with annual revenues between $5 and $40 million.

Oxygen Equity, San Francisco, California, concentrates investments in enterprise software or Software as a Service vendors with at least $5M revenue as well as selected technology-driven service companies.

Rosemore Capital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was founded in 2011 to invest in middle-market acquisition candidates in the business-services, financial-services, and technology sectors.

Light Beam Capital, Sleepy Hollow, New York, is a growth-oriented investment company looking to acquire and operate a business in the $2-7M EBITDA range in the education/e-learning, healthcare services, or other business services sectors. .

Rail Fence Capital, Arlington, Virginia, targets firms with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million in sectors including food services, water-related companies, supply chain services, mobile services, and other service providers

The Bison Companies, Bristol, Rhode Island, is an entrepreneurial investment company formed to acquire and operate a small to medium sized privately held business with annual revenues of $5 to $30 million.

Notes Glenn Healey, Managing Director for RHV, “RHV is uniquely positioned to add value to these search fund entrepreneurs and investments. After careful analysis, we’re confident these funds will maximize value through their acquisition targets and investment portfolios. Their approach is consistent with our own. RHV focuses on the lower middle-market and looks for companies with recurring service revenues. Search funds use similar investment criteria, so our search fund investing is a natural extension of our overall strategy.”

About RHV Capital (RHV), (http://www.rhvcapital.com) RHV Capital was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. RHV Capital provides equity to search funds and makes direct investments in operating companies. RHV has invested in over 30 Search Funds since 2008 and usually has 10 to 15 Search Funds actively working on making an acquisition. RHV has six investments in operating companies acquired by our Search Funds.

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