Joel Ward, CPA, Controller

Joel Ward joined Chatham Capital in 2016. Prior to joining Chatham, Mr. Ward held roles at EARNEST Partners where he was responsible for Product Management and Guggenheim Partners as the Head of Reporting for their alternative investment funds. Mr. Ward professional experience also includes roles at J.P. Morgan Chase Private Bank where he was responsible for managing the accounting and finance functions of their alternative investments hybrid hedge fund of funds and as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, working on engagements of Fortune 100 companies and alternative asset management firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree as a dual major in Accounting and Finance from St. John's University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).









Investment Criteria

Atlantic Street Capital seeks opportunities with established and fundamentally sound companies that will benefit from capital investment and value-adding strategic and operational initiatives. We take companies to the next level whether they are smaller enterprises looking to develop into market leading businesses, or companies facing operational or financial difficulties.

The following summarizes our investment criteria:

TARGET INVESTMENT

Industry Focus

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Business Services
  • Basic Manufacturing

Company Profile

  • Fundamentally sound, established companies
  • Revenues between $25 to $150 million
  • Headquartered in the U.S. or Canada

Company Situations

  • Desire to develop from niche industry player to regional or national leader
  • Ownership or management transition
  • Financial and/or operationally challenged
  • Other business and/or transactional challenges

ATLANTIC STREET CAPITAL

Transaction Types

  • Buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Restructurings
  • Bankruptcies

Investment Structure

  • Investment between $5 million to $20 million of equity including platform and add-on acquisitions
  • Common stock / preferred stock / debt + warrants
  • Board control; >50% equity ownership
  • Investment horizon of 2 to 4 years

For more insight, please contact

Grant Marcks
203.428.3152
grant@atlanticstreetcapital.com

What to Exspect


Before Investment

  • Meet with Atlantic Street team and introduce key management personnel
  • Share current business processes and company operations
  • Jointly align goals and objectives
  • Discuss and reach mutually agreeable target price
  • Enter into exclusivity period
  • Atlantic Street conducts deep due diligence
  • Collaborate on post acquisition operational plan
  • Complete financing and close deal

  • After Investment

  • Preserve company culture and maintain core values
  • Communicate regularly with Atlantic Street team
  • Define business strategy and key initiatives
  • Establish steering committee and performance reporting process
  • Recruit new hires to fill critical needs
  • Implement post acquisition operational plan
  • Identify and execute infrastructure investments
  • Develop incentive compensation programs

  • Ongoing Partnership

  • Refine business strategy
  • Implement strategic, operational and organizational improvements
  • Develop and carry out acquisition strategy
  • Deploy capital as required to expand capacity and enhance technology and systems
  • Measure performance