Schilling Ventures is the ideal investment and management partner for a business owner looking to exit his/her business yet preserve their legacy. For many small-to-mid-cap business owners, determining their company's succession plan can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, especially when considering the implications of selling to a private equity firm or strategic acquirer. Schilling Ventures honors the heritage of its portfolio companies, while simultaneously deploying its lean management expertise to position the company for long term growth. We understand what it takes to grow a business because of our extensive operational experience. We can make a founder transition from day-to-day operations a smooth one for the company; we can also support a founder’s ongoing engagement and act at an engaged strategic level.
We partner with experienced, patient capital sources, allowing us to invest in, build and hold businesses without the pressure of a predetermined exit.
Commit sources of long-term capital to acquire, operate and build companies for the long term
Retain earnings and reinvest in each business
Provide consistent, ongoing leadership
Meld hands-on operational expertise and strategic oversight to drive growth
Partner with existing leadership to implement effective, meaningful change
Believe strong industrial companies can be built in the U.S and be globally competitive with a Lean enterprise culture