Investment Criteria

Investment Criteria

Industry Type

Westshore prefers to focus on manufacturing, distribution, or service companies with steady demand for its products or services. We avoid industries that tend to be volatile or cyclical by nature. Industries of interest include:

  • Industrial
  • Consumer
  • Food
  • Medical
  • Safety
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Hobby/Craft
  • Maintenance/Repair Services

Company Attributes

Westshore requires that a company has a basic level of infrastructure and a competitive advantage in conducting its business. Westshore looks for the following attributes when considering investments:

  • Leading business position in the world, nation, industry, or market area
  • Revenues between $8-$100 million
  • Adjusted operating profit between $1.5-$7 million
  • Strong management or an owner/operator with a vision for future growth
  • Stable demand for products or services
  • Low customer and supplier concentration, less than 25% of revenues or purchases, respectively
  • Low technology risk