Criteria

What we look for in a potential target company generally falls within the following parameters.  Of course, we do have the ability to be nimble and flexible when necessary.

EBITDA
Meridian 105 invests in companies between $500,000 and $5 million in EBITDA headquartered in the U.S. or Canada with natural growth characteristics.  In select cases, we will consider turnaround situations with compelling fundamentals..
Transaction Types
Meridian 105 typically invests in:

  • Angel-backed firms that do not meet the extreme growth or served market size requirements of venture investors
  • Mature VC portfolio companies where growth has slowed causing some VC investors to exit in order to return capital to investors
  • Private company founder / partner looking to retire or cash out
  • Broken syndicates, corporate spinouts, debtor in possession recapitalization,
Industry Focus
We tend to look for Niche Leaders in the following industries: Aerospace, Building Products, Business  and Industrial Services,  Industrial Manufacturing, Clean Tech, Instrumentation & Controls, Finance Tech and Healthcare. In practice, we are generalists with a breadth of experience—we really like to be able to come in and make a difference.
Involvement
We will either lead or participate.

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