Monteco is actively seeking acquisition opportunities in the lower middle market. We are flexible in our approach and look for businesses where we can leverage our resources and will benefit from a change in business model, management or value proposition to reach its full potential. Our investment criteria is outlined below:
|Situations||Difficult to stable||Difficult situations, early stage firms (and technologies) and emerging growth platforms|
|Size of the company||Small to medium||Up to $30 million in revenue|
|Profitability||Variable||Prefer cash flow positive business, but not a requirement|
|Nature of Demand||Stable, recurring||We tend to focus on the potential to generate stable and recurring revenue from a platform, if not already established|
|Territory focus||North America||North America B2B with potential international scalability|
|Sector focus||Variable||Preference to leverage our core strengths in industrials, software, cleantech|
|Industry characteristics||Technical scalability||Intellectual barriers to entry (patents, trade secrets, etc.)|
|Shareholders||Seeking liquidity||Seeking access to growth capital, succession, diversification, or exit liquidity|
|Transaction type||Control||Monteco requires control in all investments|
|What Monteco Will Not Consider|
|Capital intensive business or industries|
|High exposure to commodity prices|
|Cyclical, seasonal or unstable cash flow|
A cornerstone of Monteco is its product development capability. From its 23,000 square foot in-house facility in Mississauga, Canada it develops, tests, and verifies technology.
Monteco uses its network of academics and research scientists to source, innovate, and discover emerging technologies. Staffing the facility required not only research scientists, but those with extensive contacts into academia, which offer Monteco broad access into the esoteric scientific community and the innovation therein.
Since its founding in 2005, Monteco’s R&D Centre has developed a number of products, including Imbrium Systems’ JellyFish fine sediment filtration system, Green Turtle’s Retroceptor and Microceptor products, and is currently developing Imtex Membranes olefin separation technology and Optomem’s gas detection products, among others.
If you have a submission or an idea, we are happy to hear from you, please send us a message.