Panther Equity group

A TRUSTED PARTER FOR FOR FOUNDERS, COMPANIES & ENTREPRENEURS.

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ABOUT PANTHER EQUITY GROUP

Nimble, intelligent and resourceful – Panthers are one of the few in the animal kingdom able to survive & hunt – in water, trees and land making them adaptable across diverse terrains.

At Panther Equity Group, we bring a similar minded approach to lower & middle market private company investing. 

Whether a company is navigating a generational shift, a complexity in an industry or business cycle, or realizing a high period of growth – we aim to collaborate with Founders and Company Management to provide the resources, capital and relationships for the terrain changes that follow.

Our investment mandate allows us to be more than just a financial resource. In addition to providing liquidity to Founders and Owners, we bring a collaborative approach and an operational culture to the companies we select to invest in. Panther Equity Group helps build & create lasting equity value by focusing on:

  • Operational & Systems Refinement
  • Strategic Technology & IT Implementation
  • Process Automation Utilization
  • Service or Product Depth & Geographic Expansion
  • Executive Management Team Support
  • Accretive Add-on Acquisitions

about panther equity group

Nimble, intelligent and resourceful – Panthers are one of the few in the animal kingdom able to survive & hunt – in water, trees and land making them adaptable across diverse terrains.

At Panther Equity Group, we bring a similar minded approach to lower & middle market private company investing. 

Whether a company is navigating a generational shift, a complexity in an industry or business cycle, or realizing a high period of growth – we aim to collaborate with Founders and Company Management to provide the resources, capital and relationships for the terrain changes that follow.

Our investment mandate allows us to be more than just a financial resource. In addition to providing liquidity to Founders and Owners, we bring a collaborative approach and an operational culture to the companies we select to invest in. Panther Equity Group helps build & create lasting equity value by focusing on:

Our criteria

Panther Equity Group invests in Companies providing ‘mission critical’ services, products and solutions in the market. We look to make majority or significant equity investments in established organizations while preserving their legacy.

While we remain agile, Panther Equity Group typically invests in line with the following:

Size & Geography

– EBITDA of $2 million – $12 million 
– U.S. or Canada headquarters
– Add-ons of any size

Target transaction

– Majority or significant minority equity investment
-Founder(s) ready to Exit / Retire
– Recapitalization with Founder(s) liquidity event
– We find best alignment occurs where we can share additional value creation with Founders and Sellers post transaction

Business Profile

– Founder or closely-held ownership
– Experienced management team
– Diverse customer base with stable or recurring revenue streams
– Minimum 3 years of operating history

Investment focus

Business services

– Business Process Outsourcing
– Administrative, Accounting, Compliance and Training Services
– Tech-Enabled Services
– Select Consumer Services

e-Commerce

– Branded Consumer Products
– Digitally Native & Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Brands
– Niche End-Market Marketplace
– Select Amazon / Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) Brands

Industrial services

-Dry & Wet Utility Services
-Testing, Inspection, Installation & Certification 
– Mechanical, Construction or Specialty Engineering 
– Infrastructure Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Services
– Select Enviornmental Serivces

Information Technology (IT), Telecom

– Managed Service, Gov-Con IT
– Cybersecurity 
– Cloud Service, Solutions, Digital Transformation
– ISP, WISP, CLEC, Wireless / DAS
– 5G, IoT Related or Infrastructure 
– Fiber, Niche Broadband, Voice and Unified Communications Solutions
– Select IT Consumer Solutions

Niche manufacturing

– Aerospace & Defense 
– Technology Parts
– Select Medical Components 

Investment focus

Business services

– Business Process Outsourcing
– Administrative, Accounting, Compliance and Training Services
– Professional Services
– Tech-Enabled Services
– Select Consumer Services

IT & Telecom

– Managed Services, Gov-Con IT
– Cybersecurity 
– Cloud Service, Solutions, Digital Transformation
– ISP, WISP, CLEC, Wireless / DAS
– 5G, IoT Related or Infrastructure 
– Fiber, Niche Broadband, Voice and Unified Communications Solutions
– Select IT Consumer Products

e-Commerce

– Branded Consumer Products
– Digitally Native & Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Brands
– Niche End-Market Marketplace
– Select Amazon / Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) Brands

Industrial services

-Dry & Wet Utility Services
-Testing, Inspection, Installation & Certification 
– Mechanical, Construction or Specialty Engineering 
– Infrastructure Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Services
– Select Enviornmental Serivces

Niche manufacturing

– Aerospace & Defense 
– Technology Parts
– Select Medical Components 

Business Services

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eCommerce

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INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT), TELECOM

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Niche Manufacturing

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Industry focus

We welcome meeting Company Founders, Experienced Operating Executives, Reviewing Investment Proposals or Referrals that are in line with Panther Equity Group’s criteria. We are actively seeking investment opportunities and happy to compensate fees to intermediaries at market levels.

David Eshaghian

Founder & Principal

(310) 422-0340

David is the Founder of Panther Equity Group and a member of the Panther Investment Committee. He is primarily responsible for deal sourcing and qualification, transaction execution, firm strategy, portfolio management and investor relations.

Prior to Panther Equity Group, David was the CEO of a Managed IT Services Provider (MSP), formerly known as The Tech Info Group (‘TTIG’) which he acquired in 2017 through a Search Fund vehicle. In 2020 TTIG merged with a California based ISP / CLEC and is now operating as a comprehensive Technology Service Provider – ‘InfoNetworks’. Previously, David was an investment banker within Guggenheim Securities M&A practice focusing on strategic M&A advisory and providing public & private companies on various ways to improve growth or financial performance.

David is a California native and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

The values that move us

At Panther Equity Group, we are guided by four core values that embody how we interact with all of our stakeholders. These values drive how we treat others, how we make decisions and how we lead.

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