We’re not private equity. We’re not building a big portfolio nor are we one and done. We’re former investors and operators providing ‘One at a Time’ equity capital to dedicated business owner-operators to fund growth or transition events.
What we look for.
AOA typically makes control investments (>50%) but want our selling shareholders to remain highly invested in the ultimate success of the company. This typically means a continuing operating role and seller / contingent financing. If your goal is to sell 100% of your business with a very short transition period, we’re probably not the right group for you. If you are looking to sell 10% to fund a new concept, we probably aren’t your group either.
How we operate.
We're in it together.
What matters to us.
Finally, integrity and principles matter. We believe in the golden rule. While we enjoy getting to know new businesses, we are direct and efficient as we want to be respectful of your time. If we aren’t the right group, we will tell you why and provide any suggestions we may have.