RF invests in lower-middle-market businesses with $2 million to $10 million in EBITDA. RF is often the first institutional investor for the companies in which we invest. We are a less dilutive form of capital than traditional private equity, but provide owners many of the same strategic benefits.
We target businesses which are looking to achieve management buyouts, shareholder liquidity events, succession issues, generational changes, or are pursuing growth strategies.
At the core, we are looking for situations where management and owners have a capital need, but would prefer to maintain significant ownership stakes (if not accrete their ownership positions) with a trusted partner rather than sell control to a private equity firm or strategic buyer.
Our flexible debt and structured equity investments are ideally suited for family-owned or closely held businesses, as they satisfy an owner’s needs by providing liquidity and a value-added partnership while preserving operational and financial control. Simply put — we partner with owners who want to bet on themselves.