White Wolf Capital LLC (“WWC”) is a private equity firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on making control-investments in leading middle market companies. WWC believes in a solutions-oriented and flexible investment approach. Typical situations include: leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and recapitalizations. They are operationally-focused, long-term value investors and structure their investments with that philosophy in mind. In addition to creating value through operational improvements, they create significant value through capital structure optimization and investments in growth, both organic and through add-on acquisitions.
In general, they look to invest in companies with $10 million to $100 million in revenues and up to $10 million in EBITDA. WWC focuses on investment opportunities that are headquartered in North America operating in a number of industries. Preferred industries include: manufacturing, business services, information technology, security, aerospace and defense. Deals are financed through a proprietary network of investors and institutional capital partners who commit funds to an individual acquisition or strategy on a deal by deal basis.
Core to WWC’s strategy is a partnership approach to investing. They seek to partner with management teams to drive value through business development and operating improvements. Their operating executives have a strong track record in adding value through business development initiatives and in implementing and overseeing operating improvements. They typically prefer situations where the seller is willing to retain a meaningful equity stake. WWC strongly believes that establishing a structure in which both investors and key managers share a common ownership vision, and are motivated to maximize value, is critical to achieving superior return on investment. Typical investment candidates include companies or carve-outs involving management-led buyouts, family-owned businesses where the owner is seeking liquidity or retirement, companies that require new capital for growth, strategic initiatives or balance sheet restructurings.
Although they are primarily focused on acquiring control positions in leading middle market companies, they also seek mezzanine investment opportunities in connection with leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, later-stage growth financings, co-investments and/or balance sheet restructuring.
Ice Miller LLP has assisted WWC on a number of its investments. Ice Miller LLP has provided legal support and advice relating to all facets of the law including providing legal advice for acquisitions, dispositions, growth capital financings, recapitalizations, portfolio company matters and other general corporate issues.