LibertyView Equity Partners, SBIC, LP (the “Partnership” or the “Fund”) is a Delaware limited partnership focusing on making minority equity and equity- oriented investments, generally in the range of $1 - $5 million, in private middle market companies needing capital for expansion and recapitalization. The Partnership was formed by Scott Flamm and Richard Meckler (the “Principals”). The Principals together have committed 2% of the Partner’s capital. The Partnership’s general partner (the “General Partner”) is LVGP, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, which is owned by Mr. Flamm. The Partnership’s management company (the “Management Company”) is CPR (USA) Inc., the parent of a wholly-owned subsidiary managing assets in excess of $500 million and which has provided $15 million in private capital to the Fund. The Fund is licensed by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) as a small business investment company (“SBIC”) in order to obtain leverage of up to two times its private capital, which will be made in the form of “Participating Securities.”
The Fund’s Managers (the “Managers” or “Management”) have experience in venture capital portfolio investing, merchant banking investments, equity and debt investments, investment banking and direct management of small, mid-size and large corporations. Scott Flamm, the President of the corporate general partner of the Fund, has been Senior Managing Director of a $100 million venture capital fund (with 16 investments), Executive Vice President of a private equity group (Charterhouse Environmental Capital) for four years (having invested $36 million in equity), Chief Operating Officer of an energy company for four years, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for two health care companies and an investment banker.
The Fund’s strategy is to focus on smaller, middle market companies, particularly industries that are ripe for growth and consolidation and in which the Principals have expertise including health care, consumer services, industrial products and services, environmental products and services, technology and the Internet. With regard to the Internet, the Fund will invest in companies that enable business-to-business transactions and in companies that have developed infrastructure technologies. The Fund concentrates its efforts geographically in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast, although it may invest nationally on a selected basis.
Management has maintained numerous and extensive relationships with other venture capital funds, management executives, industry consultants, board members, private investors, lenders, investment bankers, attorneys, financial advisors and accountants. These relationships are critical in finding and consummating investments.