Forest Hill makes equity investments in transactions that meet the following criteria:
Management buyouts, corporate divestitures, growth financings, turnarounds, recapitalizations and generational transfers
For initial acquisitions, Forest Hill targets companies with revenues of $5 to $50 million. For add-on acquisitions, we seek businesses with revenues of at least $2 million.
Operating Cash Flow
Preference for positive and historically stable, with sufficient operating history, but will also do turnarounds and bankruptcies.
Preference for niche industrial, value added manufacturing and automotive. Also intersted in Specialty equipment manufacturing; Plastics; Proprietary distribution; Business services; Industrial Minerals; Mining; Dimension Stone; Aggregates.
Forest Hill will invest in companies throughout North America, but we have a strong preference for opportunities located in the Midwest. We have no geographic preference for strategic acquisitions made on behalf of portfolio companies.
Preference for majority ownership.
Real estate; oil and gas properties; and high technology companies. Early stage situations, such as start-ups seeking venture capital.