Investment Criteria

The foundation for building over 20 internationally renowned brands

We ignite industries by growing businesses, their networks and their people

Skidmore has up to $100m in available investment capital, and vast experience leading 20+ internationally renowned brands.

Bringing over 70 years of expertise, we invest in people and companies who align with our values and are ready to accelerate growth. We work together to provide the capital and management skills needed to lead markets, and define industries.

Seawall

We trust, and we are trustworthy

We operate with a spirit of mutual respect, integrity and truthfulness.

We collaborate

With co-operation, teamwork and encouragement, we are stronger than we could be on our own.

We are open

We create better results by being open to a diverse range of perspectives, ideas and pursuits.

We give back

Our purpose is to lift others, and create greater opportunity and potential for them and their communities.

We make excellence happen

We achieve superior results through planning and accountability.

We keep evolving

Success comes when we challenge the status quo and invest in innovation 

Investment criteria

We’re specifically targeting companies in retail, franchise or healthcare sectors with $10M to $20M in enterprise value and $2M to $5M in EBITDA, with diversified customers and strong supplier relations. 

We’re looking for companies ready to scale quickly, either through untapped market potential or by franchising nationally and internationally. 

We focus on industries that have wide fragmentation and have not yet been consolidated, and industries that lack national branding.

Investment goals

We want to consolidate businesses and create industry leaders, and we do this by working with management teams who are hungry and willing to grow with Skidmore’s leadership. 

Through this, we aim to achieve:

- 3 to 5 year payback on investments

- 17% Return on Investments

- A clear path to majority ownership, either through complete buyouts, majority positions or significant minority (minimum 20%)—ultimately, a growth-focused management team that’s primed to rapidly grow market share. 

Interested in investing?

Michael Darby Chief Financial Officer

I'm looking to partner with a well-run company like yours. With the right plan, network and capital - together we’ll elevate your business to the next level.

Dear Michael,

Sincerely,