About

Navo Capital is a New York based private investment firm focused on North America’s middle market

We invest behind major themes within large, growing market segments and identify opportunities we believe are fundamentally attractive in the long-run

We partner with exceptional management teams to successfully grow and develop businesses in these respective sectors

We create value through a combination of operational improvement projects, organic growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions

We have a long-term investment horizon and represent patient and disciplined capital from family offices, high net worth individuals and institutional investors

Focus Area

  • We focus on businesses with revenues that are recurring in nature and operate in fragmented industries with multiple add-on acquisition opportunities
  • We focus on situations where we can support entrepreneurs, owners and management teams in unlocking accelerated growth and improving profitability in order to build industry-leading companies

Transaction Characteristics

  • We are interested in partnering with management team members who wish to have a meaningful ownership stake in the newly acquired enterprise and with whom we share a common vision
  • Representative transaction types include management buy-outs and buy-ins of entrepreneurial-owned businesses, recapitalizations, succession of founding or family owners, divestiture of non-core divisions of larger corporates, backing of consolidation platforms
  • While we have a preference for control ownership, we do not require it
  • Company Size: Annual cash flow generation of $3-15 million

Sectors

  • Business Services (technology as catalyst for change)
  • Healthcare (particularly multi-site services operations)
  • Companion Animal Services
  • Food, Agriculture, Nutraceuticals

Investment Philosophy

We want to bring more than just financial capital to the table, by assisting companies with a systematic and value-added approach. We actively support management teams in developing adaptive processes and effective capabilities to drive growth and manage profitability

As board members we leverage our own capabilities, experience and network to support our partnership with management teams where and when it is needed

We stay away from daily operations and issuing directives

We take long-term views, allowing for fundamental alignment around key decisions

We form a strong bond with the managers and entrepreneurs we partner with

Our culture is based on positive encouragement, meritocracy and integrity

Leadership

Marco Meier is the founding Partner of Navo Capital LLC where he is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activities. Prior to founding Navo in 2017, Marco was an investment professional at Rhone Group, a New York based private equity firm focused on the middle market with $8 billion assets under management and over 25 investments.  Previously, Marco was with TDR Capital, a middle market private equity firm with $6 billion assets under management. His experience includes deal sourcing and execution, financing, board participation, operational projects, add-on acquisitions and exits. Marco was involved in numerous transactions, including acquisitions, recapitalizations, financings, divestitures and exits, and specifically in control equity investments representing deployment of over $5.1 billion of equity capital. 

Marco began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in New York and London, advising private equity firms and corporates on M&A transactions, debt, equity, and mezzanine financings, IPOs as well as corporate disposals and sales processes.

Marco received an M.S. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and a Master in International Management from the Stockholm School of Economics. He was a member of the Swiss Military Special Forces and is fluent in English and German, and also speaks French and Spanish. Marco lives in New York City with his wife and his daughter.

 

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Navo Capital LLC
69 Charlton Street
New York, NY, 10014
Tel +1 212 600 2230