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Tell the ISCP Club a little about yourself and your firm 

Prodos Capital was founded about 20 years ago as an Independent Sponsor before there was a term for this asset class. It has been fun to watch the growth and evolution of the Independent Sponsor model. Our focus has always been buyouts/majority recaps of entrepreneur owned and led businesses. We are primarily focused on deals in North America but also have a presence in Western Europe and seeking to replicate the model there. We currently have five companies in the portfolio in diverse industries.      

What projects are you currently working on?  

We are in the process of acquiring two new platforms both in the business services sector.    We are excited about these potential platforms as they are experiencing significant growth despite COVID and economic conditions.  

What types of deals are you currently looking for?

We are seeking situations where the entrepreneur and/or management teams are seeking a partner and the right steward for the business to assist in transitioning and building the business to the next level of success. We tend to focus on opportunities where chemistry, partnership, and strategic vision are aligned. We like companies and industries where we can grow through organic means and through strategic add-on acquisitions. Our typical EBITDA range is $2 - $20 MM although we are trying to focus on larger deals. As Independent Sponsors, we can be extremely flexible in how we design the deal and investment hold periods.       

Who is your ideal investment partner?

We are seeking investment partners that are liked minded and believe in partnership, creating enduring long term value, and are flexible in their investment hold periods. We work with all types of investment partners but tend to work with people that share our values.   

Interviews

Deep-dive into the minds of top decision-makers and gain insight into their current projects and ideal investments.

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08/29

Interview: Brett A. Hickey Chief Executive Officer & Investment Committee Member, Star Mountain Capital

07/14

Interview: Firsch Capital Partners on The Heavy Lift and Getting Your Hands Dirty

07/14

Interview: Eric Korsten, Branford Castle Partners, LP

07/13

Interview: Valley Ridge Investment Partners on the Relationships Finding the Right Chemistry

07/13

Interview: Rellevant Partners on the Minority vs Controlling Stake

07/13

Tamarix Equity Partners & Pacific General Holdings on the Challengers & Oppurtunities - Why Data-driven Decision-Making Matters.

07/13

Interview: VisioCap on the Value Creation "Fit"

07/13

Interview: Laurel Oak Capital Partners on the Company Leaders Ensuring the Right Team is in Place

07/12

Interview: Faraz Abbasi, Centerfield Capital Partners

07/10

Interview: Mark Hauser, Tamarix

07/09

Interview with Doug Song, Prodos Capital

07/08

Interview: Jeff Gonyo, Managing Director, Geneva Glen CapitalĀ 

07/07

Interview: Nick Russell, Tuckerman Capital

07/07

Interview: Drew Brantley, Firsch Capital Partners

07/01

Interview: Patrick Floeck, Principal with Valesco Industries

06/25

Interview: Chris Sheeren, Longhouse Partners

06/15

Interview: Brett A. Hickey Chief Executive Officer & Investment Committee Member, Star Mountain Capital

06/08

Interview: Carr Preston, Managing Director, Akoya Capital Partners

04/30

Interview: Mark Tedford & John Sheffield, Valley Ridge Capital Partners

01/14

Interview: Scott Merkle, SLB Capital Advisors

09/15

2020 Independent Sponsor Special Report COVID-19 Weathering The Storm

07/01

Interview: David Acharya, Partner with AGI Partners

06/01

Tips on how to be successful in the independent sponsor space.

05/25

What are the Pros / Cons of a deal by deal vs a portfolio based structure?

05/22

Trends on the independent sponsor market at large?

05/22

What are some of the trends you are seeing in the independent sponsor market?

05/21

Trends in the independent sponsor market.

05/21

What are some best practices to getting deals done?

05/20

What are some of the trends with the independent sponsor model?

05/19

Why is the independent sponsor model attractive to investors?

05/18

Why is the independent sponsor model attractive to investors? Part 2