Our Platform Search Process
In platform search mode, Clarity applies our
“Executive Backed Investment Thesis Driven” process
Clarity works closely with industry experts who bring a track record for success at creating shareholder value. Back-able CEOs enjoy working with Clarity as we transform their vision into a viable acquisition search initiative.
Clarity and the Executive collaborate on a compelling Investment Thesis. We understand what financial sponsors are looking for in terms of market fundamentals and how conforming investment opportunities have the potential for outstanding performance.
Clarity’s 20+ years of Market Research expertise is a critical input to our process. We are the only buy side
focused firm that maintains a captive market research practice with a focus on industrial markets. We
understand that any viable investment strategy relies on sound and actionable market intelligence.
Investors appreciate that we are making a business case for the search and that our process has built in mechanics for diligence on actionable deals as they are cultivated. The best investors understand that they are ultimately betting on management. They fund our mandates knowing from the outset that the resources are in place to assess each opportunity, test the strategic vision and find the proper Executive role to make it happen.
For new platform investments, Clarity stays involved across the investment horizon. As a co-investor in the transaction we are aligned with the financial sponsor and Executive to help drive value creation. This can include custom market research in a planning support mode for organic growth initiatives or targeted add on acquisition work based on carefully tested market opportunities.
It is hard to source high quality platform scale deals on a proprietary basis so you cannot make a first impression twice. Clarity applies our market research and a disciplined set of outreach methods to generate targeted deal flow. We distill our vision to an enticing one page letter that is sent FedEx. We always cite our sponsor and what they bring to the table beyond money. We follow up tenaciously. Business owners routinely tell us that they are inundated with investor outreach; they engage in a dialog with Clarity because our approach stands out as professional and informed.
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industrial sector and a formative investment thesis?
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Peter Salmon joins Clarity
Peter Salmon contributes deep domain expertise in food science to the Clarity team. He is adept at working with manufacturers on value creation initiatives involving innovative and healthy foods, beverages, dietary supplements and nutritional additives.
May River Capital, LLC
May River Capital was formed in 2012 by Chip Grace, Dan Barlow and Steve Griesemer. Prior to forming the firm, Chip and Dan each spent over a decade with operationally focused PE firms, Wynnchurch and Valor Equity respectively.