Investment Criteria

Targeted Businesses

FdG’s strategy is to identify “best-of-breed” businesses with the following attributes:

  • High-quality management teams that demonstrate a clear vision and a willingness to grow, adapt and entertain new ideas
  • Significant growth potential with the ability to increase profits through one or more targeted initiatives
  • Solid market position
  • Efficient operations generating a high return on invested capital
  • Customer focused, with management placing a high priority on complementing superior products or services with a world-class customer sales and support capabilities
  • Solid industry fundamentals with positive long-term trends and limited business cycle exposure
  • Based predominantly in the United States or Canada

Our Industries of Interest

  • Business Services
  • Construction & Industrial Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Value-added Distribution
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation & Logistics

Our Typical Transactions

  • Recapitalizations
  • Management Buyouts
  • Growth Investments
  • Industry Consolidations