Case Study A
Pouschine Cook was approached by a family business that needed equity capital to finance an acquisition. The family was not interested in selling any of its shares, and the equity required for the acquisition represented a strategic non-control ownership position. Since making the original investment, Pouschine Cook has been extensively involved in redirecting the business strategy, strengthening the management team and supporting initiatives to improve operations. As the company evolved, Pouschine Cook continued to provide additional investment capital to support the development of the company.
Case Study B
Pouschine Cook was introduced to an entrepeneur wishing to sell his business and transition out of the business due to health reasons. Pouschine Cook teamed up with a family office investment group to purchase the business, transition the management, and subsequently helped the business quadruple its revenues in four years through organic growth alone.
Case Study C
Pouschine Cook was introduced to a multi-generation family business to recapitalize the company by buying out the non-management family shareholders. Pouschine Cook sourced two additional private equity firms to complete the recapitalization. With the non-management shareholders no longer holding the company back, the business has been able to grow and expand more rapidly and build a first class management team.
Case Study D
Pouschine Cook was introduced to a portfolio company of another private equity firm where a strategic non-control equity investment was needed to finance a substantial acquisition. The private equity firm wanted a partner who could be helpful in re-evaluating strategy, implementing of corporate governance best practices, and assist in acquisition sourcing, evaluation, structuring and financing (six acquisitions subsequently completed). Total revenues doubled over five years.