Growth Strategy and Operational Value Creation

for CEOs and Private Equity Funds in Technology and Industrial Businesses

Advisory Services

Elevation Gained Partners provides strategic and operational guidance to executives and private equity investors in areas including deal sourcing, due diligence, strategic planning and execution, and cash flow monitoring and analysis.

M&A Due Diligence

Investment thesis development
Proprietary deal sourcing
Commercial and operational due diligence

Growth Strategy

Go-to-market strategy
Growth strategy
Strategic planning

Operational Execution

Business and operational process identification
Execution planning and management
Cash flow monitoring and analysis

Private Equity

Elevation Gained Partners sources middle-market investments on a proprietary basis through our extensive advisory client and operating executive relationships. We operate and improve technology and industrial businesses that have a high potential for providing an exceptional return to our investors. Our limited partner investors include family offices and high net worth individuals.

Proprietary Deal Sourcing

Thesis-driven approach
Analytics-focused deal sourcing
Operating executive experience


Operational Value Creation

Operating and board roles
Value creation execution
Growth and exit analysis


Investment Criterion

$8M to $20M annual revenue
15-20% EBITDA margins
Durable competitive advantage


Focus on Customer, Strategy, Process and Analytics

Core to our success are four critical elements that the businesses we buy, the businesses we advise and our own firm must all focus on to reach the highest elevation. 

Customer

A focus on the customer must be the starting point of any successful investment thesis or advisory engagement. We leverage our industry research background to provide our clients and investors with customer insights to develop sound strategies.

Strategy

Strategic planning, including both the extensive preparatory assessments and the follow-on operational planning are paramount for Elevation Gained Partners to source the right deals and design and execute successful value creation efforts.

Process

While many private equity and advisory firms prefer staying high-level and strategic, we believe effective strategies and value for customers and companies can only be created if we understand operations through the use of tools like process mapping.

Analytics

We use our expertise in analytics to conduct due diligence on potential investments and determine the optimal value-creating strategies and improvements to drive in our private equity clients’ portfolio companies after the acquisitions have been completed.  

Advice & Investments in the

Technology Sector

Elevation Gained Partners has a strong heritage advising CEOs and private equity investors operating in and investing in the technology sectors.

Advice & Investments in the

Industrial Sector

We are passionate about advising and investing in companies that play in the industrial sectors, such as logistics, transportation and construction.

THE ELEVATION GAINED PARTNERS DIFFERENCE

Clients and investors work with us because of our unique value proposition.

We offer a better alternative to the traditional, broken private equity model.

Independent Sponsor Funded by Advisory

Traditional private equity firms charge a 2% management fee that general partners receive long before they have done a deal for their limited partner investors. We operate under the independent sponsor model so we fund the search and selection of every acquisition. It means we can be patient and that means better investments for our investors and the right deal for owners selling their businesses.

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Strategists & Operators, Not Investment Bankers

Most private equity shops are comprised primarily of former investment bankers who worked on the sell-side on transactions before earning their way to private equity. But these bankers don’t typically understand how to create a strategic value creation plan and then operate and execute that plan to drive sustainable increases in EBITDA. We have been laser-focused on strategy and operations for decades. 

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Analytics Applied to Due Diligence & Value Creation

While only the largest private equity funds are now using advanced analytics in their operations, we leverage analytics to proprietarily source middle-market deals, conduct due diligence, create value after acquisition and, finally, build an exit plan. 

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Extended Operating Partner Network

We have an extensive and nimble network of seasoned operating partners who have been CEOs and founders of companies and highly-skilled associates and analysts with exceptional pedigrees and work experiences in a number of tech and industrial sectors.

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Team

Elevation Gained Partners’ founder and operating executives have decades of experience operating businesses, increasing cash flow, improving operations, advising companies of various sizes, sourcing deals and raising capital.

Roger Nauth

Managing Director

Advises CEOs and private equity investors on growth, value creation, investment thesis, and exit planning. 

Kevin Dutt

Director

Advises general and limited partners on financial and operational due diligence in mid-market businesses.

Companies Where We Have Worked & Schools Where We Studied

Our leadership team and senior advisors have worked for some of the top consulting firms, investment banks, technology and industrial companies in the world. We have also trained at a diverse set of universities and colleges.