Jon Slabaugh - 301.287.2519
Todd Foreman - 301.287.2366
You’ve built a good company on its way to being great. And, while you’d likely get
it there on your own, with the right partner, you may be able to get it there and
beyond even quicker and with considerably more resources at your disposal. UCG may
be just that partner!
We are neither a gigantic public company nor a private equity firm. But we provide
virtually all of the benefits they can provide as a partner, without the obvious
drawbacks. We have built and managed a portfolio of companies for 35 years with
our own money. And, it’s still our own money – we don’t take outside investment,
nor do we report to any outside board of directors. We have ultimate flexibility
– our money, our expertise, and our decisions.
What does this mean to you?
It means we can buy a substantial part of your business now to allow you to take
a big part of your chips off the table, but also allow you to continue to run it
with virtual autonomy and authority. We will provide you with the benefit of our
experience and expertise, and the resources to accelerate growth through development
or acquisitions. But we won’t get in your way or create unnecessary layers of bureaucracy
to slow you down.
And you can sell the rest somewhere down the road when the company has appreciated
considerably. Hopefully, as has been the case before at UCG, this bite of the apple
will be worth more than the first! Most importantly, though, we can sell at a time
that makes sense – not like a private equity fund that must sell when its fund expires
or like a public company whose timing gets dictated by the public markets.
In fact, we have owned CCMI, our telecom information company, since 1990, when we
acquired it from McGraw-Hill. We’ve also sold quickly as was the case with our CodeCorrect
business, which we acquired in 2004, did an add-on acquisition in 2005, and sold
in 2006. We agreed with the president of CodeCorrect that selling that quickly meant
seizing an extraordinary divestment opportunity.
If you would like to learn more about becoming the next in the long line of successful
entrepreneurs in the UCG family, please call either of us so we can discuss it confidentially.