We seek to acquire majority positions in new portfolio companies and are flexible in structuring transactions to meet the specific needs of current owners. The types of transactions facilitated by Clearview include:
- Ownership transition for closely-held or family-owned companies.
Frequently, private company owners reach a point where they seek to achieve liquidity, diversify their holdings and/or position the company for the next stage of development. We can facilitate these objectives by sponsoring a recapitalization of the business, in which the current owner obtains significant liquidity and the next level of management is enfranchised through equity ownership. In many cases, previous owners retain a significant equity interest so that they can capitalize on the continuing growth potential of their company, which we help to realize.
- Management buyouts.
We are interested in backing entrepreneurial management teams that have identified opportunities to acquire and operate attractive businesses and that seek the rewards associated with equity ownership. We offer these teams the equity backing necessary to complete the buyout and contribute from our expertise and relationships to facilitate the structuring and financing of the transaction. In addition, we provide these teams with the opportunity to invest in the company on the same basis as Clearview, augmented by option plans to provide incremental equity ownership.
- Corporate divestitures.
Clearview seeks to acquire divisions that have been "orphaned" by their corporate parent or that have been deemed non-strategic to the parent's overall objectives. Often these divisions have untapped growth potential and strong management teams that would benefit from Clearview's sponsorship, resources and capital. We offer management teams new or enhanced equity incentives while providing the corporate parent with fair value and an expeditious closing.