M1 is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in private equity companies and special situations globally. The firm’s investment team combines experience of launching new businesses, closing complex transactions, operational and financial restructurings and turnarounds. All members of the investment team are established business owners with an active hands-on approach to creating shareholder value.
M1 Private Equity specializes in control and/or influence investments in distressed and undervalued situations globally. It is actively seeking investment opportunities in businesses which require restructuring, both financially and operationally. While the main focus of the fund remains with a strong turnaround component, we do consider stable businesses with strong market positions and growth potential. Typically, the fund will invest in businesses with turnover of up to $100 million, requiring investment of up to $15-20 million.
All sectors except natural resources
Turnover up to $100 million
Operationally complex situations
Independent business models
Financially distressed companies
M1 Venture Investments specializes in growth stage investments in companies which have typically launched products that have gained market traction, are generating growing revenues and sometimes profits, and have defined business models. While the main focus of the fund is on the growth stage investments, we do consider opportunities for seed funding of promising business ideas and startup teams. In such cases the bias is toward investing in companies with relatively low capital requirements and short time to revenue. Typically, the fund will invest up to $1 million per deal for a startup, and up to $5 million in a growth stage deal.
Companies in growth stage
Launched products gaining traction
Positive consumer experience and sales
Working business models
Global market and/or growth potential
Team in place
M1 Investments is a hybrid of a private equity firm, operating management company, and crisis/turnaround manager. The firm’s investment team combines experience of launching new businesses, closing complex transactions, operational and financial restructurings and turnarounds with a successful track record of over $1 billion invested globally over the period of the last 10 years.
Our operating partners possess extensive real business management and turnaround experience. International investment funds and their top managers, as well as individual owners of large private businesses are among financial and investment partners of M1 Investments.
We are always happy to meet accomplished individuals and discuss opportunities to work together. If your personal area of expertise or that of your business falls within one of the areas of our focus, we will be happy to speak with you.
M1 Investments does not accept investments from the general public.
The information provided is confidential and is intended for the exclusive use of sophisticated investors and partners authorized by M1 Investments. Given the nature of our business and specific focus on complex situations all transactions are subject to strict confidentiality requirements.