Investment Process


Name: GWS Tool Holdings, LLC
Website: www.gwschultz.com
Investment Status: Current
Investment Date: August, 2014
Headquarters: Tavares, FL
G.W. Schultz Tool is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of highly engineered custom, standard and modified standard carbide cutting tools...

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As investors, ACP believes that value is created throughout the entire life-cycle of an investment and we play an active role in each of these stages:

Valuation and Capital Structure

At the initiation of an investment, we will perform a detailed operations-based examination of the company’s offerings, market position, competitive advantages and weaknesses, growth prospects, customer and supplier relationships and the management team. Our goal is to arrive at an appropriate valuation, to structure the acquisition properly, optimize capital formation and to understand the key variables underlying the company’s strategic growth plans.

Partnership with Management

During our ownership, we work closely with management in defining clear short and long-term goals for the company and in creating and executing a well-defined strategic plan that focuses on growth and operational efficiencies. We view our role as one of supporting management teams as they operate their businesses, and we actively work with management to help identify and negotiate acquisitions, finance growth, and recruit additional management resources.

Further, ACP Advisors provide board level expertise and relevant industry experience to help management teams develop strategic direction, promote improved decision making and bring broad reaching networks to bear on portfolio companies.

Investment Horizon and Exit

ACP is a patient, long-term investor. When the time comes to achieve liquidity, we work closely with management to realize the value that has been created.