The Value of Management
No matter the company, we believe management makes all the difference.
Our primary motivation in investing is to create value. For us, the key to creating value with our investments is a strong management team with industry-specific operating experience. However, we will consider working with start-ups, management buyouts, and various other entities in situations where we can see such management is already in place.
Diamond Specialty is a managing general agency specializing in the nonstandard automobile insurance industry in Texas. Diamond operates through a select network of independent insurance agents and offers several innovative personal insurance products to consumers.
Dobbs Family Automotive is a platform investment portfolio of franchise automobile dealerships. The Dobbs Family has a rich history in the automobile industry dating back to the 1920s. Three generations of Dobbs family members have been involved with various domestic and import automobile manufacturers, including Ford, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, and others throughout the United States. Our current dealerships include: Shawnee Mission Ford, Red River Dodge Heber Springs, Red River Dodge Malvern, Red River Ford Cabot, Red River Preowned, and Toyota of Longview.
Finishing Innovations, LLC is the market leader in the orthopedic medical device and instrument industry, specializing in medical instrument finishing, chrome plating, anodization, vacuum heat treatment, inspection, and packaging.
The Universal Group, LLC supplies leaf springs and related suspension components to original equipment manufacturers, axle manufacturers, and to the automotive and heavy-duty truck replacement market throughout North America. Universal is a dynamic organization which has made enormous strides during the last 25 years, adding new and innovative products and increasing its sphere of marketing influence. The Universal Group, LLC continues to lead in customer service, product development, and cost-effectiveness in each market it serves.
Corky’s BBQ has been a Memphis BBQ institution since it was opened by founder Don Pelts in 1984. Corky’s BBQ has grown from one small restaurant in East Memphis to four full-service restaurants in the Memphis area, two outlets inside Memphis Kroger locations, and multiple franchise locations outside of Memphis. In addition, Corky’s recently signed an agreement to open another 15-20 franchised stores over the next several years in Texas.
Alliance Veterinary Centers, LLC is a veterinary-owned-and-operated family of animal hospitals from the greater Washington D.C. area to the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Alliance is a growth-focused network of veterinary hospitals who believes the success of each individual practice benefits the entire network.
Premier Distributing Company is an Anheuser-Busch distributor with six locations covering the majority of New Mexico.
Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) was formed in January, 2006. It is engaged in the business of owning and/or managing behavioral health care facilities. SBH presently has operations in Tennessee and Arkansas, but expects to do business in several states in coming years through new management contracts, construction of new facilities, or acquisition of existing facilities. The mix of operations in the future is expected to include residential treatment facilities for children and adolescents, acute care facilities, and partial hospitalization programs.