HGGC specializes in making transactions that can help two or more companies provide clients with improved customer service. An example of this is the sale of Davies Group minority stock to Alberta Investment Management Corporation, which provided AIMCo with new growth and expansion opportunities.
Types of Investments HGGC Typically Makes
Mergers – One example of this is when HGGC orchestrated the merger between Mi9 and MyWebGrocer. Mi9 provides online shopping software, and MyWebGrocer is a digital media and software company. Both corporations joined in an effort to provide strengthened retail operations for brands around the world including Levi’s, Giant Eagle and Abercrombie.
Acquisitions – For instance, HGGC acquired the Nutraceutical International Corporation in 2017. This company was formerly run by CEO and Chairman Frank W. “Bill” Gay II for almost 25 years. Chad J. Clawson took his place after Bill Gay retired. The purpose of this acquisition was to continue growth and expansion in a way that better serves its vitamin, mineral and supplement customers.
Capital investments – Three major investment funds were started that raised more than $4 billion in capital commitments. Primary investors include these three technology companies: MyWebGrocer, Hybris and FPX. These investment funds were raised to continue to provide support to customers who make purchases online and to companies who want to enhance customer service tools.
More About HGGC
This private equity company just celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. They make relationships with and transactions with mid-market public and private firms. Their investment range usually is from $25-$125 million in companies with an EBITDA revenue between $15-$57 million. Enterprise value typically sought after usually is between $100-$500 million.
HGGC also usually seeks to hold the majority of company shares when making deals. If not, they typically aim toward acquiring control rights even if the transaction results in minority holdings. Industries of interest typically include technology, health care, industrial and automotive, and business services.