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Ellipse Capital is focused on partnering with management teams and owners of leading distribution businesses to support their long-term growth plans.  Once we identify a platform investment, we work with the management team to expand its geographic reach, product offering, customer base and service offering.

While every distribution company has unique attributes to serve their end-markets and customers, we believe most distribution businesses succeed based upon an unwavering focus on five key business drivers:

People – Inside salespeople, outside salespeople, branch managers and regional managers are the key building blocks to a successful distribution business.  We believe that each of our companies should provide these individuals with an opportunity to succeed, both economically and professionally.

Culture – Common principles and business values are a critical element to success at each of our companies.  We believe that our most successful portfolio companies foster an entrepreneurial spirit and articulate their key values to all employees.

Information – Information is the lifeblood of every successful distribution business.  We believe that each of our companies must have a strong information technology platform and solid controls to support their business and future growth initiatives.

Performance – Management teams should have the responsibility and authority to make all of the day-to-day operating decisions that drive company financial performance.  We believe that a distribution business must exhibit strong performance in its core operating units prior to embarking on major growth initiatives.

Ownership – Owners care about the impact of their decisions and share a long-term perspective for the business.  We believe that key managers and employees should share in the success of each of our investments through a significant ownership stake.

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