Investments

EDS leverages its proprietary global asset disposition services platform to acquire non-essential and overlapping capital assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions as well as special assets and special situations from operationally challenged and financially distressed companies and non-performing loan portfolios, and we invite certain institutional and well-qualified private investors to participate alongside us as equals in such Special Assets/Special Situations/Distressed Assets Investing opportunities.

Wall Street Smarts…Main Street Sense

PRIVATE-EQUITY Investments

Distressed / Special Assets / Private-Equity Investments & M&A Advisory

EDS leverages its proprietary global investment/asset recovery and distressed assets services platform to acquire non-essential and overlapping capital assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions as well as special assets and special situations from operationally challenged and financially distressed companies and non-performing loan portfolios, and we invite institutional and well-qualified private investors to participate alongside us as equals in such Special Assets/Special Situations/Distressed Assets Investing opportunities.

Running a company is a complex process, requiring expert planning, advice, and execution. In committing its own funds, EDS does not act as a broker but rather as a value-added partner—one who, together with its affiliates, has the ability to bring to the table the funds and expertise needed to realize almost any given type of project. Our seasoned professionals provide our portfolio companies and advisory clients’ with a broad range of value-creating—monetizing advice and services. This includes growing the company through strategic alliances and joint ventures from within our family of portfolio companies.

EDS affords clients the opportunity to benefit from our billions-of-dollars in transactional and strategic advice and value-creation services in mergers and acquisitions, financing, and risk-management transactions. As a boutique investment bank, EDS is not engaged in securities underwriting, trading or certain other activities conducted by traditional investment banks. However, we do provide a broad range of research and advisory services for both public and private companies.

DISTRESSED / SPECIAL ASSETS INVESTING

EDS leverages its proprietary global investment/asset recovery services platform to acquire non-essential and overlapping capital assets through corporate consolidations and restructuring transactions as well as special assets and special situations from operationally challenged and financially distressed companies and non-performing loan portfolios, and we invite institutional and well-qualified private investors to participate alongside us as equals in such Distressed Assets Investing opportunities.

Brand Investments & Acquisitions
Whether independently or as part of broader, multi-asset dispositions, we acquire, cultivate and reimagine—dormant, underdeveloped, or in-transition intellectual property. Our vast experience buying, selling, and managing special assets and special situations over more than 30-years informs our strategy and helps us inject new life and value into non-performing and underutilized brands.

For companies, lenders, sponsors, and advisors seeking flexibility through liquidity, we perform outright asset acquisitions across all asset classes and industries.

Financial Guarantees
To provide certainty and liquidity to our global clientele, we offer financial guarantees for many of our services. Our creative, guaranteed solutions, minimize risk and realize cash quickly. As a result, our clients have the capital to achieve their objectives. We leverage our own balance sheet with up-front capital, either as an outright purchase or a unique structured arrangement with participation on the part of the client.

PRIVATE-EQUITY INVESTMENTS

EDS invests in people and affords owners and management more than just liquidity and investment dollars. 

Running a company is a complex process, requiring expert planning, advice, and execution. In committing its own funds, EDS does not act as a broker but rather as a value-added partner—one who, together with its affiliates, has the ability to bring to the table the funds and expertise needed to realize almost any given type of project. Our seasoned professionals provide our portfolio companies and advisory clients’ with a broad range of value-creating—monetizing advice and services. This includes growing the company through strategic alliances and joint ventures from within our family of portfolio companies.

While we do not limit our investments and advisory services to any particular industry or sector. We are particularly attracted to and skilled at investing in and advising Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Leading-Edge Defense Technologies and U.S. Government Contractors requiring TS Clearance, Women-Owned Businesses and, in Special Assets and Special Situations.

Many extraordinary companies are closely-held and family-owned businesses. Owners of such businesses are motivated for a variety of reasons, but one element remains constant—they want their babies to grow and succeed. We regard our portfolio companies and clients as ‘Family‘. Our commitment is nurturing, reliable, constant, and untiring.

As patient long-term investors dedicated to value creation, when the time is right, we exit our investments through IPO’s, sales to strategic buyers, and other means.

Strategic Approach
EDS acquires majority stakes in companies or investment opportunities where a definitive, core strategy and superior execution will result in risk-adjusted investment returns. Our approach consists of a unique combination of infusing capital, utilizing strategic relationships, and working directly with existing management. This methodology allows EDS to deploy resources that dramatically increase revenue, cash flow, and growth.

Value Proposition
EDS brings upward, post-acquisition value creation through initiatives which identify and execute formal roll-up strategies and horizontal/vertical integrations.

  • Devising and implementing strategic plans, business plans, and formal budgeting processes.
  • Overhauling and modernizing sales, marketing, recruitment, training, and management functions.
  • Elevating technological and communication standards.
  • Providing equity to management and utilizing heavily incentivized compensation plans.
  • Leveraging our partnerships with recruiters, lenders, strategic partners, key contacts, accounting resources, and legal representation to maximize revenues and growth.
  • Identifying potential exit strategies, when appropriate.

Investment Style
EDS seeks investment opportunities all over the world that range from $100,000 – $50,000,000+ in virtually every area, from idea phase, startup, angel, mature business cycle, or divestment of large, public entities.

  • Purchase
  • Equity Infusion
  • Recapitalization
  • Debt to Equity Conversion
  • Partnership or Joint Venture
  • EDS strongly prefers operating control in its investments in order to most effectively implement its growth strategies.

Investment Criteria

  • Majority stake/controlling interest.
  • An experienced management team that seeks to grow; or contingent upon specific factors, situations where the owner/operator seeks to retire, exit, or take equity out of the company.
  • Potential scalability through organic growth, acquisitions or horizontal/vertical integration.
  • Historically strong cash flow or demonstrated revenue build-up with potential to grow substantially.
  • Strong positioning in the market or potential to become a leader in the market.
  • Potential to realize significant efficiency gains from our unparalleled back office, accounting and legal support.

INVESTMENT BANKING / MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS ADVISORY

Wall Street Smarts…Main Street Sense

EDS Private Client Services Group afford our global clientele the opportunity to benefit from our billions-of-dollars in transactional and strategic advice and value-creating services in Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing, and Risk-Management transactions. As a boutique investment bank, EDS is not engaged in securities underwriting, trading or certain other activities conducted by traditional investment banks. However, we do provide a broad range of research and advisory services for both public and private companies.

Our services include handling the sale of a company or division or divisional capital assets, both real and moveable, or, acquiring an investment-grade business or product line, as well as seeking out identifying and forming joint ventures and strategic partnerships for our clients. When required, our strategic alliances with major Wall Street investment banks and international private-equity firms provide our clients with broad access to traditional full-service investment-banking services, and global investors and financial markets.

We specialize in advising client Women-Owned Businesses, Defense-Related Businesses, and businesses with environmentally impaired—Superfund and Brownfield—Real Property, Special Assets and Special Situations. 

EMAIL: kjd@edsltd.com
PHONE: 866.887.0852 Ext.702

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