Creating business opportunities
At JLW Capital Group, we create business opportunities in the agriculture sector by identifying innovative high growth companies and enhancing their performance by providing capital, operational improvements, and robust networks. This capital helps our portfolio companies expand their initiatives, make add-on acquisitions to accelerate growth strategies, and upgrade technologies and systems to support their long-term plans.
We primarily target investments in companies with innovative agricultural technology, with a current emphasis on those with superior pre and post harvest equipment, as well as pre-cooling and cold-storage equipment.
With entrepreneurial roots planted by our CEO & Founder, our firm has developed extensive knowledge, experience, and industry networks. JLW Capital Group is operated by an investment team with more than 60 years of combined experience in transformation and turnaround investing, professional consulting, and negotiating M&As within privately-held companies.
We partner with management teams in seeking to build equity value through three key objectives.
These partnerships enable us to intimately understand why each company needs funding.
We partner with owners, managers, and equity stakeholders of disruptive middle-market companies to maximize their potential. As an investor in our own funds, our interests are aligned with those of our partners. Our primary aim is long-term, sustainable value creation through transformational change, high growth and strategic acquisitions.
— Strategic Investing in Disruptive Innovation and Technology —
Value creation is an art, not a science. It is achieved through solid business execution, continuous self-improvement, and measuring and rewarding performance.
JLW Capital Group develops investments in an ethical and sustainable manner. We manage the risks of investing in capital markets while targeting long term returns for clients. Our team makes decisions that maximize the success of our companies. Having a patient financial partner allows management teams to make the best possible decisions for the business.
Who We Are
JLW Capital Group is owned by its parent company, JLW International, LLC. As CEO and Founder, Dr. Jim White’s inspiration to begin this startup was sparked by his 40 years of expertise in buying, expanding, and selling companies worldwide. He has a strong passion for reviving companies and transforming industries with disruptive innovation. At JLW Capital Group, we are in alignment with this same vision: Success through innovation means continuous disruption.
Dr. Jim White holds a BS in Civil Engineering, an MBA, and a PhD in Psychology and Organizational Behavior. He has served as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV Belgium, and VP & Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Jim has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. To date, he has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue. Jim also brings to the firm 25 years of professional consulting experience to the team. Not only has he created programs focused on business turnaround and management processes, Jim has also traveled the world presenting leadership summits and is recognized as the best-selling author of What’s My Purpose – A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth.
Chris Jackson holds a bachelors degree in Business from Cornell University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. As COO, Chris brings more than 20 years of legal expertise to the team and leads business operations, finance, and development initiatives. He is responsible for deal flow management and driving JLW Capital Group’s strategic initiatives and enhancing the operational effectiveness of the firm’s public and private operating companies and entities. He has sophisticated knowledge in public and private M&A transactions, complex commercial contracts, and corporate and securities law matters. Chris has an extensive operations and financial services background, specializing in complex commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, supply and distribution contracts, real estate leases, and private placements.
We specialize in hands-on investments, careful asset and equity fund management, and long term value creation. The partnerships we form with our portfolio companies enable us to intimately understand why each company needs funding.
We become familiar with every facet of the company, its employees, and its stakeholders.
We understand the company’s goals and how our investment will help it achieve its objectives.
We are uniquely situated to direct how our funds will be utilized.
JLW Capital Group provides equity funding solutions alongside specialty consulting services. We partner with management teams in seeking to build equity value through three key objectives:
Integrated Approach to Value Creation
We provide support to management teams in developing and executing their business plans.
These combined resources underpin our highly operational approach to investing.
JLW Deal Professionals
Our team leads with integrity and loyalty to provide investment solutions that benefit everyone. Working together with management, we develop focused goals, strategies, and investment plans. We identify and close new investments and remain closely involved throughout the life of the partnership.
JLW Portfolio Support
We offer a highly customized approach that provides strategic guidance and expertise to all parties by bringing tools, best practices and temporary resources to expedite value creation initiatives. We focus on creating equity value, and building strong relationships to help companies reach their full potential.
JLW Management Resources
We offer deep industry expertise in strategic and operational improvements as well as capital efficiency. We execute growth initiatives, mentor portfolio-company management, and create an environment for change and innovation. A JLW management professional is always available to discuss your investment goals.
When considering a specific investment opportunity, our investment parameters include the following:
Agriculture Sector: Manufacturing, Technology, Consumer Products, Value-Added Distribution, Product Storage, and Warehousing
$10 to $100 million of equity per investment
Annual revenues between $15 to $200 million
Industry leader, experienced management, strong growth potential
Growth equity, buyouts, and recapitalizations
Flexible; generally between 4 to 7 years
Thank you for your interest in investing with JLW Capital Group.
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