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Target investments

THE APPLIED GROUP primarily focuses on acquisition and investment opportunities small to middle market-companies. Typical criteria include:

  • Companies with experienced and skilled managers who want to own equity
  • Companies with a competitive market advantage
  • Companies looking to implement a new growth strategy
  • Companies with mission critical software, technology or services

THE APPLIED GROUP's partners have completed various types of M&A&O transactions, including asset sales, company sale and acquisitions, industry consolidations, divestitures, growth equity, buy-outs and recapitalizations. Our ideal characteristics of target acquisitions are as follows:

  • Proprietary technology, hardware, software or technology service with growth potential
  • Unique product or service offering in markets with significant barriers to entry
  • Niche or specialty market with national or international growth potential
  • Sales and marketing focused enterprise and growth opportunities
  • Local to regional operations with consolidation or national growth potential
  • Business to business focused enterprises