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Investment Strategy

Our Focus

As SCG Partners focuses exclusively on business services, certain deals are a better fit for us than others. When we see that our resources, experience and unique sector insights can allow us to create value in partnership with management, we compete to win.

Investment Criteria

We target investments in the middle market with the following characteristics:

Platform Company Size

- Up to $20 million of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”)

Add-On Acquisition Size

- No minimum size

Geography

- United States and Canada

Investment Structure

- Control-oriented
- Leverage buyouts
- Recapitalizations

Business Models

- Service-based companies
- Recurring or repeat revenue business models
- 10%+ EBITDA margin

Company Characteristics

- Strong competitive position
- Compelling value proposition
- Talented management team

Target Verticals

Within business services, we have targeted industry sectors where we know we can add value:

Landscaping

Landscaping

Successfully acquired and integrated more than 15 best-in-class commercial landscaping companies throughout the Southern U.S. Actively seeking to grow our portfolio into a leading landscaping company in the U.S.
Plumbing/HVAC

Plumbing/HVAC

Actively seeking to acquire a plumbing and/or HVAC platform. Safeguard Properties and SCG Partners have developed technology and systems to assist these businesses to grow organically, improve profitability and execute acquisitions.
Insurance Inspection Services

Insurance Inspection Services

Actively seeking to acquire insurance inspection businesses that can leverage Safeguard Properties’s wealth of talent and experience in building national field service organizations. Safeguard has developed a national network of property inspectors largely serving the mortgage banking industry.
Insurance Restoration & Renovation

Insurance Restoration & Renovation

Actively seeking to acquire restoration and renovation companies that provide insurance driven services to homeowners, municipalities, developers and commercial property owners. Safeguard Properties provides restoration and repair services nationally in the property preservation industry through its network of contractors.