Our aim is to continue to grow great businesses to better serve their customers, employees, and owners. We are entrepreneurs eager to learn a new business and a new industry, and we have 10 years of deal experience to help consummate a transaction.
We aren’t financial engineers; we are eager to be involved in day-to-day operations. The growth of the business is our goal, not a “quick flip” to the next buyer.
We aren’t a competitor; we aim to grow independent businesses. Employees and a company’s legacy and culture aren’t costs to be cut, they are what make businesses great.
As Operators: Our entrepreneurial streak started young. Michael Kober was running multi-employee bake sales by age 12, and Michael Fields rented futons out of a U-Haul in college. We’ve been involved operationally with a half dozen private-equity owned companies, touching functional areas including finance, marketing, operations, and business development. More than anything, we are humble about what it takes to enter a new company and a new industry. For that reason, we are focused on joining a successful organization, where we can collaborate with employees and customers to grow the business via old-fashioned hard work.
As Investors: 2M represents a decade of deal experience. We’ve participated in more than a dozen transactions in diverse industries such as packaging, light manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, distribution, financial services, real estate, and retail. We have years of experience with company and financial diligence and are practiced in minimizing disruption to the company during the transaction process. We prioritize a collaborative relationship with owners to understand their needs and the needs of their company. Any good deal should be structured focusing on both.