Diversis has a flexible investment strategy, focusing on middle-market businesses across a variety of industries. We have a proven ability to execute all types of transactions and seek out opportunities where we can be more than just a capital provider – common themes across all of our investments include the need for growth capital, review and assistance with go-to-market strategy, change in operational approach, or scale through acquisition. Ultimately, our flexibility allows us to work with sellers to find mutually beneficial solutions.
Diversis works with sellers to structure mutually-beneficial transactions often with sellers retaining equity alongside us to realize outsized gains upon final exit. We also work with management teams looking to acquire the companies they lead, offering the capital and personnel support they need to reach the next level.
Diversis sponsors management teams who seek strategic guidance, operational expertise, or capital for growth. Rather than taking the traditional approach of financial engineering, we work closely with management teams to develop products and services that best meet customers’ needs, and put in place best-in-class operating principles to achieve long-term growth.
Diversis has a reputable history of acquiring non-core divisions that have not reached their full potential or no longer fit with a parent company’s long-term strategic plan. We have a proven carve-out strategy that minimizes disruption to customers, employees, and sellers.
Diversis has extensive experience acquiring businesses that have been undermanaged or undercapitalized. These businesses are typically ones that are not performing near their true potential due to a lack a professionalized management team, absentee owners, or a lack of capital to invest in key initiatives that can clearly deliver tangible long-term value for the business.
Whether a founder is looking for a growth partner, partial liquidity, or full transition out of their business, Diversis can help navigate them through the process. We understand the passion that founders have for their businesses and we ensure that a company’s reputation and values remain intact while expanding its market presence.
Diversis also evaluates complex situations that most other investors avoid because of our deep operations team and ability to be flexible in a transaction. By understanding and mitigating risks, we are able to see the value inherent in situationally distressed companies, and we can structure creative solutions to help a company re-emerge healthy. When time is of the essence, we are able to move quickly to effectuate a transaction, sometimes in a matter of weeks. Situations may include:
- Chapter 11 reorganization
- Chapter 7 liquidation
- Rescue financing