JOINING STELIFY CAPITAL GROUP
Selling your business is, for most people, a once in a lifetime decision. You’ve spent decades serving customers, increasing revenues, and investing in employees, so you need to know that selling is the right thing to do for everyone involved.
You can trust that Stelify's ethos is to help your successful business reach its full potential under your existing management team, and with our support. We won’t get involved in the daily running of the business unless you want or need some hands-on support.
We buy successful, profitable companies which are led by high-performing management teams, and then offer a range of support services to improve growth and profitability. Leaders are brought into Stelify's Operations Board, or if you’re ready to step away from the business, we’ll support your existing management team through the transition.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING STELIFY?
Our strategy is to buy successful companies then invest in them to improve growth and profitability. Some of that is – of course – financial investment, but we also invest our expertise and support where your company needs it most. All of our companies get access to our in-house experts and support functions, such as:
Business development support
First-class legal advice
IT systems support
Marketing for your business
Better procurement processes
As well as this range of services, business leaders also benefit from regular meetings with other leaders of our Board. This peer network is an invaluable resource for problem sharing, building innovative solutions, or collaborating on multifaceted projects.
While this support structure exists to aid the growth of every part of the Stelify family, we don’t get involved in the daily running of businesses (unless it's needed). That’s why we’re different – we trust your management team to run your successful business, and are on hand to offer support where it’s needed.
DOES MY COMPANY MEET THE CRITERIA?
We’re actively acquiring successful, well-managed, profitable companies in the Machine Tool industry. Whether you’re looking to sell because you’re ready to step away, or want to stay on in your leadership role to grow the company further, the criteria below are what we look at when deciding if a business is right for Stelify Capital Group.
Type of Machine Tool Businesses
Precision Machining, Custom Machining, Heavy Machining
Tool and Die
Gear Cutting and Gearboxes
Automotive; Defense; Aerospace
Healthcare; Energy; Mining; Automation
General Manufacturing; Heavy Machining; Capital Equipment
Have annual revenues above $2 Million
Gross Profits above 25%
Moderate to low revenue volatility
Historical trend of consistent and stable earnings growth
Key Business Characteristics
Have a strong, talented management team OR a strong, independent owner-operator who can train a capable individual to take over the reins of the business
Low customer concentration
Potential for growth organically and through complementary/synergistic acquisitions
If your business meets the criteria, contact us today!
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING A DEAL?
Firstly, let’s be clear: if you approach us we’ll treat your inquiry with the strictest confidence. Alternatively, we might approach you, and at this early stage, we’ll have a discussion to be sure we’re a good fit for each other.
If your company doesn’t quite fit with what we’re looking for, we’ll quickly let you know that, so you can move on in your journey to find a buyer.
If early conversations show we’re a good fit we’ll move ahead, assessing your business across a range of factors, i.e.
pipeline of work
We’d then be at the stage of agreeing on a deal that’s both competitive and realistic in terms of the current market conditions. After this, it’s onto the legal and financial part of the process, which can take some time to work through on both sides.
When the deal is right, you can be sure that we’ll act quickly and decisively to bring your business into the Stelify family.
I’M INTERESTED, BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS
Stelify's experienced team has successfully executed countless deals in a variety of sectors over the past few decades. That means that we have an unmatched wealth of expertise in making deals that work for everyone involved.
We speak to business owners every day, all of whom share similar concerns about the process of selling the company they have spent so many years building from the ground up. If you have questions, it’s likely they’ll be answered below, but if not please get in touch and we would be happy have a conversation.
If I sell to Stelify Capital, what will happen to my business?
We've already talked but now my circumstances have changed. Is the door closed?
How long will it take to complete the sale of my business?
Are your deals flexible?
Yes, absolutely. When we look to acquire a successful company, we aim to build a package that’s right for you and for us. That could mean there’s a staggered transition over the next few years; it could mean you want to step back immediately and hand over the reins to your competent management team. No deal is exactly like any other deal, and we’re open to ideas! Talk to us honestly about what would work for you, and we’ll consider if it works for us too.
Can I sell but stay in position?
Will my business be held strictly to account?
Absolutely! Being part of a bigger group will mean that you’ll be held accountable for the growth and success of your business, but our in-house experts will support you if this is a new and unfamiliar processes. There are huge benefits to becoming part of the Stelify family, and we firmly believe that, with our support, each business will be able to realize its full potential.
READY TO TALK?
Stelify Capital Group is in full acquisition mode and seeking to bring new companies on board. If you meet the criteria, and would like to have a confidential conversation about what a deal might look like, we’d love to talk to you.
We know that selling the business you’ve built is a once in a lifetime decision, and it can be a lot to consider. With our vast experience, we can guide you through the process, helping you to take your business to the next level of growth.