Advisor Profiles

We partner with successful executives and industry experts to identify and acquire businesses that align with their specific experiences and skills. Advisors earn transaction fees on deals they introduce to Tide Rock Holdings.

Executive Advisors

Executive Advisors are successful CEOs and Presidents looking for a new company to lead. We offer Executive Advisors the opportunity to reduce their search time, increase the chances of closing a deal, and enhance the post-close operating environment compared to alternative approaches.

Industry Advisors

Industry Advisors have extensive experience and connections in one or more industries. We offer Industry Advisors the opportunity monetize their unique knowledge and networks by developing and pursuing acquisition theses with us and by referring deals to us.

How Tide Rock Works with Advisors

Search Process

Advisors tap their networks to source opportunities. Tide Rock supports the search process by providing:

  • Proprietary deal flow from multiple channels
  • Resources for custom searches to actively find and pursue companies
  • Added credibility in approaching sellers with solid financial backing

 

Transaction Process

Advisors assist in thesis development and due diligence. Tide Rock supports the transaction process by providing:

  • Committed capital reducing closing risk associated with financing
  • In-house financial and accounting expertise that can expedite due diligence
  • Legal and other advisory partners experienced in micro market transactions who can support efficient and effective closing processes

Post-Close Company Management

Executive Advisors who take the CEO or President role are given autonomy to run the business. Tide Rock supports the executive by providing:

  • Access to resources (marketing, finance, accounting, recruiting, HR, etc.) to support growth and back office needs
  • Low/no debt on the business, reducing debt-related constraints and risk and allowing for larger distributions and greater reinvestment in growth
  • Access to future growth capital or capital for bolt-on acquisitions
  • Long-term investment horizon with no artificial time requirements to sell assets
  • Access to a network of peer CEOs who are growing similar sized companies

Advisor Compensation and Investment Opportunities

Executive Advisors

(who take the CEO or President role)

  • Transaction fees on deals introduced to Tide Rock
  • Opportunity to invest in Tide Rock Holdings
  • Opportunity to co-invest in deals
  • Opportunity to join Tide Rock’s Advisory Committee and participate in profit sharing
  • Market-appropriate salary, bonus, and benefits
  • Equity grant in the business

Industry Advisors

  • Transaction fees on deals introduced to Tide Rock
  • Opportunity to invest in Tide Rock Holdings
  • Opportunity to co-invest in deals
  • Opportunity to join Tide Rock’s Advisory Committee  and participate in profit sharing

Advisor Qualifications

We have consistently generated exceptional returns by finding great deals and by working with exceptional people. We aim to work with Advisors interested in micro market companies who have the following experiences, skill sets, and attributes:

Experience

Executive Advisors

  • CEO or President of a profitable company through multiple years of growth

Industry Advisors

  • Current/former industry participant with deep knowledge of key players, metrics for success, opportunities and challenges
  • Actionable network of business owners and executives

Skill Sets

  • Ability to create and articulate a thesis
  • Ability to identify sustainable differentiation in a mature industry
  • Ability to create and implement a successful growth strategy
  • Ability to create and articulate a thesis
  • Ability to identify sustainable differentiation in a mature industry
  • Ability to identify growth opportunities

Attributes

  • Collaborative
  • Problem solver
  • Growth mindset
  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Well connected

Advisor Qualifications

We have consistently generated exceptional returns by finding great deals and by working with exceptional people. We aim to work with Advisors interested in micro market companies who have the following experiences, skill sets, and attributes:

Experience

Executive Advisors

  • CEO or President of a profitable company through multiple years of growth

Industry Advisors

  • Current/former industry participant with deep knowledge of key players, metrics for success, opportunities and challenges
  • Actionable network of business owners and executives

Skill Sets

Executive Advisors

  • Ability to create and articulate a thesis
  • Ability to identify sustainable differentiation in a mature industry
  • Ability to create and implement a successful growth strategy

Industry Advisors

  • Ability to create and articulate a thesis
  • Ability to identify sustainable differentiation in a mature industry
  • Ability to identify growth opportunities

Attributes

Executive Advisors

  • Collaborative
  • Problem solver
  • Growth mindset

Industry Advisors

  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Well connected

Potential Advisors who understand and have passion for lower middle market businesses are encouraged to reach out and share their experience and potential theses.