Approach

Listen. Understand. Simplify. Achieve.

At Ironwood Capital, every transaction begins with a conversation. We often begin the conversation long before a transaction is commenced, sometimes getting to know a company, its industry and its management over the course of a year or two. Sometimes, the dialogue takes as little as six weeks. We follow your timetable, not ours.

We take the time to understand your business and where you want to take it. Once we understand your company and goals, we structure an investment around your unique operating and financial environments. We work with your most trusted advisors to create a transaction that achieves your objectives and builds a solid base for growth and success.

We avoid preconceived ideas about industries and investments, pursue an open-minded approach and engage in a healthy amount of reflection to arrive at the simplest and most effective solution. There are no stock answers. The most effective way to simplify any process is to communicate. Communicate to ensure there is continuous buy-in by all parties as a transaction progresses; communicate to avoid unpleasant surprises; communicate to be able to quickly change with straightforward action steps when circumstances change; communicate to get a deal done.

Once we make an investment, we commit to actively partnering with the management team to drive growth. We have developed an integrated support system to provide value-added assistance, including:

  • Operational improvements
  • Organizational enhancements
  • Growth strategies, both organic and acquisition-based
  • Governance and succession planning
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Exit planning