Private Equity

Sowell & Co.’s Private Equity Group invests its own capital to support growing companies, management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate divestitures in both healthy and distressed situations. We focus on backing experienced managers by making $2 – $20 million investments in companies that typically have less than $10 million of EBITDA. After making an initial investment, we work closely with management to accelerate internal growth by thoughtfully investing capital and other resources into sales, marketing, R&D, new products and improved technology that can differentiate our portfolio companies in the marketplace, thereby creating sustainable, profitable growth. We also invest in external growth in the form of acquisitions, having completed in excess of 30 add-on acquisitions for our portfolio companies in the last ten years.

 

We believe that investing our own equity capital is a critical factor to our success. It allows us to, alongside management, set more significant goals that take longer to achieve and to properly invest to support these goals without an artificial time horizon. This type of focus on the long-term success of the business is not possible with institutional funds that have to “flip” their portfolio companies every 3 – 5 years to meet the timelines associated with the life of their funds. Additionally, investing our own capital provides for a streamlined decision-making process in negotiating and closing transactions and significant flexibility with respect to the size and type of our investments.

 

CURRENT PRIVATE EQUITY INTERESTS

 

Integrity Wireline’s combined 60+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry allow the company to take on a wide variety of industry related projects. The Company provides a fleet of services, including Setting Tool Services, Pipe Recovery, Plugging, Casedhole Logging, Perforating Services, and Stage Work & Pressure Services. Integrity Wireline operates in all corners of the state of Texas, and in several bordering states as well. The team members are crane certified, radiation certified, and H2S certified.

 

Integrity Wireline has worked with some of the world’s top petrochemical producers including Apache Corporation, Approach Resources, Devon Energy, EOG Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources, Silver Hill Energy Partners, and many others.

Titan Rock Exploration & Production is a Dallas-based upstream company with a focus on the acquisition and exploitation of low risk oil and natural gas assets within the continental United States. By implementing advanced operational and technical expertise, the team specializes in developing and extracting value from fields in conventional and unconventional basins across the country.

 

American Integrity provides insurance coverage to homeowners and landlords in the state of Florida. The Company was founded by CEO Robert Ritchie and Sowell & Co. in 2006 after many insurance companies left the state due to unusually high hurricane activity during 2004-5. Today, American Integrity currently insures in excess of 200,000 homeowners representing in excess of $50 billion in insured property and $250 million in annual premiums.

Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics provides innovative and long-term avionic and airframe solutions to commercial and government aviation users worldwide. Ace Aeronautics offers commercial and military off-the-shelf (COTS/MOTS) products for fixed and rotary wing aircraft that provide state-of-the-art system solutions to resolve avionics obsolescence and capability gaps. Sowell & Co. partnered with a dynamic team to build the Company through acquisitions and organic growth.

 


Savantis
Savantis is an IT Staffing and Solutions company solving real business challenges for its customers through innovation and deep industry knowledge. The Company works with customers in Hospitality, Sports & Entertainment, Retail and Manufacturing to help them with full life cycle services focused on ERP, CRM, Mobility, Analytics and Infrastructure Management to ensure long term success. Sowell & Co. partnered with a seasoned IT executive to purchase the Company in October 2014 and has since been acquisitive to enhance the product offering.

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Catalyst Lab Solutions
Catalyst Lab Solutions (CLS) provides customized in-office lab services utilizing the most advanced LC-MS/MS technology, allowing for precise quantitative testing with the highest levels of control and compliance.

Our team of laboratory and healthcare professionals has identified pain management, internal medicine and other specialty physicians as ideal candidates for onsite physician office laboratories (POLs) and can lead the way in helping a practice personalize care and improve profitability.

 

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Best Engineered Surface Technologies
Best Engineered Surface Technologies provides high performance coating/finishings to a number of end markets including Aerospace, Architectural, Military, Petrochemical/Chemical, Electronics/Semi-conductor, Medical, Pumps and Valves, Marine and Power Generation. The Company has a customer-centric focus to provide best in class surface treatments. Sowell & Co. partnered with a highly accomplished industry executive to acquire its first platform in 2017 and has been acquisitive since then to add additional regions and capabilities to the business.

 

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