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The basic definition of a “do well by doing good” industry is one where you can achieve financial success as a result of owning or operating a business that benefits society.
2019 was another strong year for ClearLight. We were pleased to complete one new platform investment, several add-ons and one exit.
If you speak with a lower middle market private equity fund about what they look for in an investment, their comments will often include something like, “We like to invest in founder- or family-owned businesses.”
NEWPORT BEACH, CA November 25, 2019 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made an investment in Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, a franchisor of premium ice cream scoop shops, in partnership with Handel’s owner Leonard Fisher. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Culture is a hot topic these days. By now, you’re probably familiar with Netflix’s famous 100+ slide deck outlining their corporate values and have enjoyed Simon Sinek’s highly viewed Ted Talk musings on how good leaders make people feel safe.
It’s official, private equity investors like franchises. This wasn’t always the case, but in recent years, there’s been a wave of private equity funds investing behind multi-unit concepts of all varieties.
As a business owner, you probably have a general sense for the range of value for your company based in formal or informal analysis.