DIFFERENTIATED Approach
A Belief in People

We believe in human capital and the transformative potential of talented operating executives. Our investment strategy centers on the ability of our experienced Operating Partners to drive fundamental improvement in the businesses we acquire. We invest in companies only when our Operating Partners, who serve either as active board members or as part of the senior management team, can create clear and achievable plans for materially increasing revenues, improving profits, and raising returns on invested capital.

Long-Term Thinking

Our investors expect us to achieve exceptional returns over a long-term investment horizon, not churn our investments for short-term gains. We understand that real operational transformation takes time. We will patiently back managers for five to ten years or more as they do the hard work necessary to build great businesses and create fundamental value.

A Contrarian Value Perspective

We have an abiding faith that focused hard work can overcome many business challenges, and that tremendous opportunity can be found in out-of-favor industry sectors. As a result of our Operating Partner resources and patient investment perspective, we are particularly well suited to invest in complex situations involving fundamentally solid companies with troubled financial results, short-term business problems, business cycle challenges, or management transition issues.

Risk Management

We seek to invest when the ability to drive value creation is heavily weighted toward factors we can largely control. Given the deep experience of our Operating Partners, such factors typically involve company-specific operational challenges we can address aggressively and with a high probability of success. We believe we can achieve superior returns, both on an absolute basis and relative to the risk dynamics of our investments.

Partnership Approach

We value our relationships and strive to work in a constructive, straightforward manner. Consistent with the values of our firm’s principals, we believe that working in a respectful and collaborative way with management teams, investors, lenders, intermediaries, and co-owners of our businesses is a critical element of building lasting enterprise value.

Operating Partners

Seven Point’s Operating Partners provide the catalyst for operational transformation and fundamental value creation at the businesses in which we invest. Our approach marries the talents of world class operating executives with the needs of lower middle market businesses that are often constrained in resources and vision.

We are always interested in meeting great operators and potential partners. Please contact Tom Burchill or Mark Kammert directly if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating value as a CEO, COO or divisional manager through strong management discipline
  • A desire to build significant personal wealth by participating through equity ownership and other economics in the fundamental value you build
  • A hardworking, hands-on entrepreneurial mindset that can adapt to the challenges of lower middle market businesses
  • A vision for building a leading, globally competitive company in one or more specific sectors or industries
  • High standards of integrity and fairness
Investment Criteria

We work together with our Operating Partners to develop a focus on specific industries of interest for investment. We like sectors where there are drivers for long-term growth as a result of:

  • Industry demand cycles
  • Macroeconomic trends affecting specific industries
  • Trends in product substitution or technological change
  • Developments in industry structure
  • Competitive advantages or barriers to entry that benefit certain types of companies

We have a broad investment mandate and relationships with Operating Partners across a range of industries. Currently, we are focused on four industry sectors of interest:

  • Industrial manufacturing and distribution, particularly medical products, building products, aerospace, automotive components, and energy services
  • Business services, particularly trade shows
  • Financial services, particularly asset management
  • Consumer products

We target control equity investments of $10 million to $40 million in lower middle market companies, primarily in North America. The businesses in which we invest typically have EBITDA ranging from negative to $20 million and revenues of between $25 million and $250 million.

Portfolio
Team

Investment Team

Seven Point’s investment team is led by Tom Burchill and Mark Kammert, who have invested over $1 billion in private equity transactions over the past 25 years.

Operating Partners

Seven Point works actively with over a dozen Operating Partners who have diverse backgrounds in the industrial manufacturing and distribution, business services, financial services, and consumer products sectors. Profiles of selected Operating Partners appear below.

Contact
Seven Point Equity Partners, LLC
36 Church Lane Westport CT 06880

Tom Burchill   
203-293-4058
tomburchill@sevenpointpartners.com

Mark Kammert   
203-604-0323
markkammert@sevenpointpartners.com