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Axial Radar: 5 New Members + Business Operating Models

                                 
Featured Members

May River Capital
Private Equity Firm

May River Capital is a Chicago based private equity firm focused on investing in and cultivating lower middle-market, high-caliber industrial businesses. Since 2012, May River Capital has raised approximately $500M in committed capital and has invested in eight platform companies, as well as completed 11 add-on acquisitions. The firm was founded by experienced PE investors, Chip Grace, Dan Barlow, and Steve Griesemer.  Read More


The Tenney Group
M&A Advisory Firm

The Tenney Group is an industry specialized merger and acquisition advisory firm that has been dedicated to the transportation and logistics industry since 1973. Typically working with companies that have $20M – $300M in annual revenue, the firm strives to help business owners exit via sell-side advisory, buy-side advisory and other valuation services. With 9 closed deals in 2019 and another 12 expected this year (all within transportation), Tenney Group understands the intricacies of the sale process, and strives to produce the best outcome for the sellers. While for some sellers, that best outcome may be strictly financial – the firm prides itself on generating results that accomplish other seller goals, be it family, cultural or legacy related. Read More


Nili Capital Partners
Private Equity Firm

Nili Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on small market buyouts providing a unique solution to the hyper competitive lower middle market. Utilizing an aggressive buy and build strategy, Nili aims to transform innovative Israeli platform companies into larger international companies through cross-border acquisitions in the US and Europe. Nili’s investment approach is to work with management teams to provide the necessary capital, network and know-how to maximize growth. Read More


EBIT Associates
Investment Bank

EBIT Associates is a leading intermediary and investment-banking firm advising private and corporate clients on lower middle market transactions. EBIT provides sophisticated solutions in merger and acquisitions, valuation opinions, private placement, financial restructuring, fold-ins, IPO’s, project consulting and machinery and equipment appraisals. The firm uses a customized marketing strategy and state-of-the-art resources, allowing them to close transactions over three times the industry average. Read More


VDV, LLC
Family Office

VDV Group is a private investment firm focused on building outstanding partnerships with exceptional companies, while providing capital, resources, and energy to create lasting value. The firm looks for opportunities in a wide variety of industries that demonstrate a combination of talent, a compelling business model, and growth. Whether a startup or later stage business, VDV Group works hard to support a partner’s success and contribution over the long term. Read More


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                    + Leaving Money on the Virtual Table
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Industry Trends

Leaving Money on the Virtual Table: The Rise of Online Food Delivery

+ Growth among the top 500 dining chains has outpaced U.S. population growth since 2003, leading to a situation of oversupply
+ Restaurant traffic is down between 40% and 80% since the onset of the pandemic
+ These negative trends in the restaurant industry have helped to give rise to the online food delivery industry. The addressable market share for food delivery in the U.S. alone is estimated to reach $467 billion by 2025.

Source: Middle Market Review

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