Vintage Fund Management, LLC (“VFM”), a private investment fund comprised of large institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals, partners with builders, not sellers, of established lower middle market businesses through structured growth equity investments. The Principals’ extensive financing, advisory and operating experience coupled with a broad collective understanding of the capital markets differentiates them from other lower middle market investors.

Value Added Approach
The Principals proactively work with business owners and management of lower middle market growth companies to build shareholder value. Due to Vintageís focus on investing in support of builders of businesses, portfolio companies are often faced with a multitude of challenges in building the foundation for continued sustainable growth. The myriad of challenges these entrepreneurs face include acquisitions, internal process improvements required to position the company for rapid growth, working capital management, divestitures or the turnaround of a certain aspect of the business.

Vintageís Principals typically take a very active role in helping to identify, evaluate, diligence and structure acquisitions. Additionally, when needed, Vintage often becomes directly involved with the operational and cultural integration of these acquired businesses. This important process is closely related to Vintageís ongoing involvement with overall operational reviews and realization of efficiencies. Vintage frequently aids managementís efforts to streamline fixed costs and divest non-core assets, increasing overall asset utilization and increasing profit margins. Vintage also provides follow on support by analyzing working capital needs and other key financial data. Vintage adds significant value to its portfolio companies by leveraging the Principalsí experience and relationships in the business community. These extensive relationships, include senior lenders, investment bankers and other junior capital providers. Through these relationships the Principals help portfolio companies gain access to the capital market to support implementation of their business strategies.

Flexible Growth Capital Solutions
Vintage differentiates itself from other private equity funds in its ability to structure complex growth investments utilizing both debt and equity securities while maintaining the flexibility to invest as a control or non-control equity investor. This flexibility provides the ability to invest in a wide variety of situations, including growth and expansion, buyouts, or restructuring, and typically allows Vintage the ability to offer a more compelling investment structure to management teams seeking a less dilutive alternative.