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ACQUISITIONS

"We look to truly partner with management teams who are driven by ownership in their businesses and who have the expertise to operate with autonomy while benefiting from best practices and support from NMGG."

Andrew H. Kalnow, CEO

The investment philosophy of NM Group Global (NMGG) is to build a diversified industrial holding company by bringing our distinctive principles regarding operations and M&A to enhance the success of synergistic add-on acquisitions and of new platform investments.  We look to grow and improve our portfolio companies by taking a “group company” approach whereby we try to leverage core competencies and selectively share resources across NMGG affiliate companies.

NMGG’s investment approach is different from many financial and strategic buyers.  We look to truly partner with management teams who are driven by ownership in their businesses and who have the expertise to operate with autonomy while benefiting from best practices and support from NMGG. We also have no set investment period and can hold investments indefinitely, rather than be forced to exit investments at inopportune times (which can be the case with private equity buyers with limited life funds).  Finally, given our comfortableness with a long-term investment horizon and our ability to add value post investment, we take a conservative approach to financial leverage.  By structuring new platform investments with a sound equity capitalization, we believe NMGG affiliate companies are better positioned to build stakeholder value by allowing management to focus on operations rather than capital structure issues. 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

While there are exceptions, NM Group Global seek strategic investment candidates and/or acquisitions with the following general characteristics:

COMPANY TYPE:

  • Industrial products & services

  • Strong management teams

  • Financial & operational turnarounds considered

GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS:

  • U.S. & Canada, with preference for Greater Midwest

  • International (Add-on/Subsidiary Investment)

TRANSACTION TYPES:

  • Control and non-controlling interests

  • Acquisitions

  • Recapitalizations / Management buyouts

  • Growth equity

  • Corporate divestitures

PLATFORM COMPANY SIZE:

  • Annual sales from $20 to $100 million

  • EBITDA from $1.5 million to $15 million

  • Add-ons of any size

GENERAL CRITERIA:

  • Industrial products & services

  • Niche manufacturing

  • Engineered products vs. commodity products

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Industrial machinery & equipment

  • Carbon and stainless steel tank products

  • Fabricated metal products and components

  • Measuring, analyzing, controlling, & test instruments

  • Filtration products and flow equipment

  • Aftermarket, technical, and/or maintenance services

  • Precision machining

  • Tooling

NM Group Global LLC
150 N. Michigan Avenue 
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601 
Phone: 312-322-9800 
info@nmgroupglobal.com 
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150 N. Michigan Avenue 
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601 
Phone: 312-322-9800 
info@alphacapital.com

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