Investment Strategy

ECC is supported by Emigrant Bank's balance sheet and is therefore able to take a longer-term investment approach than many similar firms. Through our affiliation with Emigrant Bank, we are able to consider creative financing solutions including traditional equity investments, hybrid debt/equity securities, mezzanine financing and even senior debt, to provide selling shareholders with tailored solutions that fit their needs. Regardless of the type of investment made, we will work closely with company management to grow the business together. While our focus is on cash flow positive companies, we actively invest in high growth companies and turnaround opportunities if there is a clear path to near-term positive cash flow.

Transaction Characteristics

  • Target Revenue:
$15-$100 million
  • Target EBITDA:
$2-$12 million
  • Initial Equity:
$5-$25+ million
  • Transaction Type:
Buyout, recapitalizations, growth equity, turnaround and special situations
  • Geography:
Headquartered in the United States

Select Business Characteristics

  • Identifiable competitive advantage.
  • Strong management team with a proven track record
  • Scalable business model
  • Large addressable market
  • Diversified revenue and customer base