The DEAL FLOW Accelerator SystemSM

a 2-Stage/12-Step Process

Deal Flow Accelerators (DFA) serves as Ropella 360’s proprietary Backable Executive Introduction Service. Through DFA, we support private equity firms in establishing strong partnerships with industry-leading transformational executives so that together, they can acquire and build companies while applying the Executive’s vision or thesis.

Leveraging Ropella’s network — developed over 35+ years of executive search — DFA has access to a global network of C-suite executives, board members, and investors with extensive chemical, material sciences, and general industrial manufacturing backgrounds.

DFA uses this competitive advantage to identify and initiate actionable conversations with highly recognizable CEOs and senior executives, who, in partnership with Ropella 360, provide access to proprietary off-market deal flow. Leveraging the backable executive’s notoriety, like your first platform company in a new segment, dramatically reduces barriers and promotes valuable conversations with founders and owners.

Stage One — Steps 1-6

STEP 1

Explore Platform

or Bolt-on Thesis

STEP 2

Discuss Ideal

Profiles and

Acquisition Targets

STEP 3

Prepare Backable Executive Search Collateral

WEEKS 1-3

STEP 4

Review

Executive Profiles

STEP 5

Conduct Interviews

and Confirm Thesis Fit

STEP 6

Finalize Backable Executive’s Engagement Letter

WEEKS 3-12

Leveraging our extensive database, deep relationships with founders/owners, and unique approach, Ropella 360 makes meaningful introductions to a highly-targeted list of acquisition prospects, enabling the backable executive to focus on accelerating their venture.

DFA is one of the few programs in the nation that maximizes an executive’s time by providing acquisition prospects and simplifying complex processes.

Stage Two — Steps 7-12

STEP 7

Confirm Platform

or Bolt-On Acquisition

Target List

STEP 8

Begin Deal Flow Networking Campaign

STEP 9

Conduct Exploratory Discussions With

Owners

WEEK 12 TO 6 MONTHS

STEP 10

Term Sheet/LOI Submissions

STEP 11

Conduct Due

Diligence and

Close Platform Deal

STEP 12

Identify Add-On

Acquisition and

Begin Step 9 Again

TYPICALLY COMPLETED WITHIN 6 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR

The Ideal Backable Executive (Serial Acquisition Hunter)

SKILL SETS
ROLE OF BACKABLE EXECUTIVE
OUR ROLE

This Unique Individual:

  • Respected and seasoned industry Executive with solid integrity, IQ, and EQ
  • A clear vision and passion for defining a thesis and building something of value with investors
  • Led significant and appropriate P&L responsibility
  • Proven track record of developing strong management teams, growing companies, and creating value
  • Experienced in acquiring and integrating companies
  • Maintains entrepreneurial spirit (and commitment) with the ability to invest personally

The Backable Executive Will:

  •  Jointly establish a funding search strategy and campaign focus
  • Transparent and precise expectation alignment regarding participation and time commitments
  •  Enthusiastically pursue all generated conversations (even an exhibition match) to find the right investment partners, where all parties are excited and commit to a joint investment
  •  Frequent and full disclosure with Deal Flow Accelerators to ensure the firm has all the necessary information to guide and support conversations with all parties

Ropella 360 Will:

  • Partner with the backable executive to develop a go-to-market strategy — Focusing on targeting the right PE firms to make introductions on behalf of the backable executive
  • Develop a joint go-to-market strategy that allows backable executives to introduce themselves to targeted (and actionable) investors
  • Partner with backable executive to create a Thesis Presentation for exploratory discussions
  • Use Ropella’s business development plan to create red-carpet introductions to prospective investors
  • Jointly organize follow-up execution plans and conversations

The Deal Flow Accelerators Value Proposition

  • Deep industry expertise
  • Proprietary, off-market deals
  • Shorter time to close
  • Dedicated business development team
  • Differentiated buying position
  • Hyper-relevant information research

Put us to work for you — connect with us today!

Clear Investment Thesis + Backable Executive = Great Investment Results

The backable executive often brings invaluable industry-specific insights and moves the needle when identifying value-creating opportunities for investors.

With Deal Flow Accelerators, WE move the needle together.

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