We want old-economy companies that have been around for awhile and have separated themselves from the founder.
We prefer to work with old guys that are retiring. We can either work with existing management or bring in a new manager.
We want experienced employees.
We seek "to keep the same people doing the same things for the same customers".
This "no mans land"....
Too large for the average guy and
too small for Warren Buffett.
We don't want to start over every year.
No construction companies, no start-ups, or volatile industries (Oil & Gas).
We like to look our competitors in the eye.
We love it when you need equipment, permits and a skilled workforce.