We believe business success is rarely the straight line that is imagined. We believe that when the great business success stories are written, it is the post-rationalization of the havoc that actually occurred. Company's growth has stops, bends, turns, and constant change. The playing field is constantly shifting and is comprised of difficult decisions, unforeseen challenges, mistakes, corrections, unorthodox moves, and perhaps a little fortuitous luck. In the end, the right leadership delivers organizational greatness having planned and executed with focus, accountability, transparent communication and empathy. This is what we do.
We acquire and grow companies by combining financial solutions with a consultative leadership style across strategy, operations, finance, development and marketing. We lead when we should lead. We follow when we should follow. We help when help is needed. We watch when silence is the answer. Overall, we discern the situation, environment, and people around the table, to provide the right direction taking companies to their next level of success and providing the desired return to our investors.
T&D invests in both existing and new management teams. We are dedicated sponsors, bringing our significant hands-on experience to portfolio companies. T&D assists in the growth of its company investments through the introduction of new capital, strategic, operations, financial, and development resources. We also provide a network of strategic industry contacts to help these businesses become industry leaders.
We have built our differentiated strategy around our long-standing focus on founder or family-owned small- and mid-size businesses and a deep understanding and appreciation of the unique challenges and opportunities such businesses present. We approach our transactions with a flexible investment structuring while emphasizing speed and responsiveness.
T&D focuses on the consumer sector including restaurants, retail, hospitality, consumer products manufacturing and experiential companies. Our target criteria include the following:
We take a creative and flexible approach to private equity investment. Financing transactions in a sensible and prudent manner, we take into account the capital requirements necessary to meet the company’s growth and expansion plans and allow for a comfortable operating cushion to accommodate fluctuations in company performance.
We act responsively and confidentially. We complete transactions and fund investments in a reasonable timeframe. This is a result of our hands-on investment team, extensive transactional experience, and our ability to logically present our structures to our lender-partners.
We make a concerted effort to structure each transaction to meet the specific financial and personal requirements of each seller. An owner can generate maximum liquidity by selling all of his interest in the company, or alternatively, “take some chips off the table” while retaining a meaningful equity interest and continued management role in the company by partnering with T&D.