Linc Partners

ABOUT Muhammad:

I am a self-starter with a passion for risk-taking and a penchant for leadership in difficult, high-profile environments.  As the first person in my family to graduate from college, I went on to earn my MBA and build a career in banking and consulting.  As an entrepreneur, I brought my family from the US to the far reaches of Asia to manage a business.  HGTV’s House Hunters International profiled our move to Asia in 2013 (Season 65, Episode 13).  Along with my family, I returned to the United States in June 2016.

Since graduating from Harvard Business School in 2008, I have taken an active, hands-on role in every situation that I have managed.  I operated a consulting firm that assisted middle-market agri-businesses to seek US government-sponsored project financing.  As an investment banker, I worked with executives to raise high-yield bonds and syndicated loans, and establish credit facilities for primarily US middle-market and large companies.  I led the execution of 25+ corporate finance transactions in industries as wide-ranging as shale oil and gas to plastics packaging to health care.  As a leverage finance and M&A banker, I supported the deal-making spectrum from acquisition to divestiture.

Most recently, I served as a management consultant, setting clients up for the future by developing and implementing planning tools, creating innovative processes by leveraging technology, and leading teams through transformation programs.  A highly-rated consultant in the US, I was subsequently deployed to Southeast Asia to build out the consulting practice in Indonesia — the most populous market in Southeast Asia.  In Indonesia, I established a new industry practice and oversaw 3X growth in revenue and 2.5X growth in the country’s consulting headcount over a 3-year period.

Through it all, it is my dedication to initiative and dogged perseverance that has been the cornerstone of my success.

 Company Name: Linc Partners LLC

Key Contact Name: Muhammad Hutasuhut

Phone Number: 703-659-2174

E-mail Address: mhutasuhut@linc-partners.com

Company Website URL: www.linc-partners.com

Mailing Address Street: 1539 Pinecrest Avenue, Charlotte

State: NC

Zip Code: 28205

TYPE OF INVESTMENT:  Search Fund

THE ESSENCE OF LINC PARTNERS

I am an entrepreneur who will literally travel the world to find new business opportunities.  I do not hold back.  I have a record of risk-taking and a desire for leadership in very challenging environments.  And most importantly, I have a set of skills – running a business, financing other businesses, enhancing the operations of clients – that are value-add to expanding a business.

Equity:  $2.5 to $20 million

Transaction Value: $5 to $40 million

Typical deal horizon: Range of years Long-term (>5 years)

DEAL SIZE SEGMENTATION

Linc Partners was formed with the purpose to invest in one small to medium sized company in the US or Canada ($5 to $50 million in Sales; 15% EBITDA) and to help grow it through excellence in management and the support of world-class Board of Directors.

What distinguishes us from private equity or investment firms is that we will make a single acquisition to take a direct management role, and we are committed for the long-term.

Our objective is to find a good company and help grow your business, increase profitability, and enhance the company’s legacy.  We seek to work with business owners like you and create long-term value.

Core Small Business 1-5 Million

Upper Small Business 5-10 Million

Middle Market 10-100 Million

CONTROL PHILOSOPHY: Control

DEAL STRUCTURE:

equity

some senior debt,

potential for seller note

We ideally would seek to complete a full buyout of the business and potentially use seller financing as part of the transaction. We would prefer not to have earn outs or roll over equity as part of the deal, but these may make sense depending on the expected involvement of the business owner. Part of our advantage is that we can provide business owners with a quick and smooth transaction without the requirement to stay on board for 3-5 years and have to roll a certain amount of equity.

LOOKING FOR FLEXIBILITY ON:

Contingent Earn-out

Seller Finance, negotiable (preferred)

Roll over, negotiable

All or none of the above would be considered depending on the nature of the deal, the owner’s interest in staying involved in the business, and structural requirements.

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