In the 1980s, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners pioneered a specialized approach to private equity investing: Structured Private Equity. The firm’s founders sought a way to invest in privately held U.S. businesses that ensured regular cash flow from those investments, rather than relying solely upon an assumed gain at the sale of the investment, years in the future.
“As we were deciding to engage a private equity firm, my biggest concern as an owner was ensuring the brand was protected; the quality of the product remained our number one focus, and the relationships with our bakery owners were important. After engaging with LLCP, we absolutely were very like-minded so that fear was eliminated. I most appreciate LLCP’s approach of truly partnering with management, entrusting our team to run the company while being a reliable advisor and sounding board.”
“It has been a true pleasure partnering with the LLCP team through this time of unprecedented growth. We appreciate their support and expertise in advancing our strategic initiatives, their unwavering confidence in our management team and the capital they provided to acquire complementary businesses.”