Millpond strives to be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs and business owners seeking a partner with the resources, experience, and responsiveness to grow their business to its full potential. We have the flexibility to support entrepreneurs and business owners who seek an ownership and executive transition from their business, including an immediate exit post-closing, a gradual retirement and/or board of director’s role over multiple years, a continued day-to-day executive leadership role, or any combination thereof.
We firmly believe that every business and situation is unique, and as such, we approach transactions with flexibility to structure relationships to achieve the personal and professional goals of our potential partners. Moreover, we fully appreciate that culture plays a vital role in the success of the businesses that we partner with, and we take great care to ensure that we preserve the cultural elements that have led to the success achieved by our potential partner companies.
“I was looking for a Partner like Millpond to assist my family’s business in its next phase of growth. From initial introduction, they listened to our objectives and structured a transaction consistent with those goals. Post-close, they provide the guidance and resources we need to help take our business to the next level. Their assistance in the areas of sales and marketing, finance, organizational development, supply chain management and IT have been invaluable.”
Millpond possesses an extensive network of industry experts and operational resources with a proven track record of success in creating value alongside our partner management teams, enabling value creating capabilities across various functional areas of an organization, including:
- Practical strategic planning aligning management and stakeholders
- Enhancement of marketing messaging and marketing channel expansion
- Sales process improvements and sales channel expansion
- Domestic and international geographic expansions
- Product line expansions
- Pricing initiatives and enhancements
- Assistance with recruiting and developing high performing teams
- Financial reporting and Key Performance Indicator reporting improvements
- Executive management coaching
- Resources to source, acquire, and integrate add-on acquisitions
The Millpond team’s extensive experience in our sectors of focus create a strong frame of reference with respect to evaluating potential add-on acquisitions for suitability with respect to strategic fit, value accretion, and importantly, potential for effective post close integration. Our deep knowledge of our sectors enables us to quickly build a rapport with potential acquisition management teams through a mutual understanding of the key issues facing the businesses in these sectors.
We fundamentally understand the sectors that we invest in, and as a result, are able to collaborate with management teams from the first day of an investment – we don’t need to spend time “getting up to speed”, and as a result, are able to partner in a hands-on manner for value creation from day one.