The Kinderhook investment
philosophy is predicated on matching unique
investment opportunities with high quality
management—our "Search for Value". We focus on
identifying proprietary opportunities, where our
experience and abilities will allow us to add value.
We specialize in acquiring non-core divisions of
public companies, existing small capitalization
companies lacking institutional support, management
buyouts of entrepreneurial-owned businesses and
troubled situations. Once we have identified an
attractive opportunity, our small size and flat
operating structure enables us to rapidly evaluate
and close a transaction while minimizing disclosure.
Our "Search for Value" is dependent upon our ability
to match quality managers with these proprietary
opportunities. Our structured incentive compensation
packages enable Kinderhook to properly align the
interest of the "Investor/Manager relationship" and
attract management teams who possess superior talent
in the markets in which they compete. These
management partners are usually engaged in
evaluating the business we are partnering with them
to acquire, allowing us to leverage their
proprietary knowledge. Our due diligence process
focuses on the evaluation of management’s skills,
personalities and partnership potential.
Kinderhook believes that strong management teams are
vital in leading and growing outstanding companies.
To that end, Kinderhook works as a partner with
management and is dedicated to using our experience
and resources to help build successful companies.
Through our approach, we partner with managers,
aligning our financial interests and focusing on
growth and success.