Finchbrook seeks to acquire a majority interest in a private company from an owner or group of owners. By providing both transition capital and transition management, Finchbrook can provide a multi-faceted solution for owner/operators.
Our process prioritizes flexibility, discretion, transparency, and speed to close. The general elements of our process include:
- Establishing a mutual fit: Meet to discuss business at high level, and for owner(s) to gain comfort with Finchbrook as prospective buyer
- Conducting a preliminary business review: Review the compettitve position, financial metrics, and growth path of the business. provide the prospective seller(s) with and indication of interest and subsequent letter of intent.
- Performing in-depth due diligence: Detailed due diligence in key areas of legal, accounting, risk, HR, and customers. Work is performed with discretion. Goal to reach optimal deal terms.
- Closing the transaction: Execute legal documentation, fund the transaction, and prepare a transition plan.
Agriculture and Food Products / Services | Light Manufacturing | Business Services
Revenue over $2 million | At least three years of operating history | Product or service with at least some customers outside of the local area | Positive margins and cash flows
Retiring owner/operator looking for trusted successor | Non-management shareholders looking to divest ownership | Owner looking to avoid a sale to a competitor
UNLIKELY TO FIT OUR CRITERIA
Start-ups | Restaurants | Real estate developments | Tourism related businesses
Northwest Washington state, comprising the Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties, is not only a great place to live but is a great place to operate a business. The region has several built-in competitive advantages; including proximity to ports, major global businesses in Seattle and Vancouver BC, and abundant agricultural and seafood resources.
Finchbrook Partners, LLC was founded in 2016 by Scott Holley to acquire a business in Northwest Washington state and to operate that business over a long period of time.
Finchbrook is supported by an informal network of advisors and investors who help throughout the sourcing, acquisition, and operations phases. Finchbrook operates as a fundless sponsor, allowing the flexibility to build an investor group that fits the company being acquired.
Scott Holley is an accomplished executive with experience in a wide range of industries. Prior to forming Finchbrook, Scott was Managing Director and founding team member of Harken Capital Securities, LLC. Scott helped the firm grow from a new broker/dealer into a leading private markets placement firm. While at Harken, Scott personally raised nearly half a billion dollars for firms to pursue investments in small growing companies, and along the way helped launch several leading investment partnerships in financial services, healthcare, and software/technology. Prior to Harken, Scott was a strategy consultant for Monitor Group (now Deloitte Consulting) and OCC Strategy Consultants, and was an investment associate for FLAG Capital (now Aberdeen Asset Management).
Scott holds a BA in Finance from the University of Utah, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Scott lives in Mount Vernon, Washington with his wife and three children. He is active in the local community, serving in leadership roles with Community Action of Skagit County and his local Cub Scout program.