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Investment Philosophy

 

GCA's primary objective is to partner with owners and management teams who have a willingness to operate and grow successful businesses. In all investments senior management is involved in equity ownership to give them a meaningful stake in the success of the business. Some of the benefits of working with GCA include the following.

 

 

·         GCA Experience


GCA is one of the most established buyout firms in the Southeast and has been acquiring and growing successful businesses since 1988. Every GCA portfolio investment since inception has been profitable.

 

 

·         Support


GCA assists in areas such as strategic planning, growth, financial management, and mergers and acquisitions. GCA's role is supportive and does not typically include involvement in day-to-day operations. Primary contributions are made through participation on the Board of Directors. 

 

 

·         Access to Capital

 

With funds available immediately, GCA is positioned to move rapidly towards finalization of an acquisition or recapitalization. In addition to the equity funds under management, excellent working relationships are maintained with many major lenders and outside equity sources.

 

 

·         Flexible Financing

 

A wide variety of financing techniques are employed to successfully implement acquisition and recapitalization transactions. The goal is to tailor the transaction to accommodate the needs of all parties involved.

 

 

·         Equity for Management

 

Ownership positions are offered to management in buyout transactions so those managers can be rewarded for the value that they help create. In recapitalization transactions, owners maintain an equity position and participate in the future growth of the business while at the same time accomplishing their immediate need for liquidity.