Latitude 27 Capital was founded to acquire or invest in dynamic small and middle-market companies. We are particularly interested in opportunities that allow us to partner with owners and management teams to improve operating performance, open new markets, and increase shareholder value.
PREFERRED INVESTMENT CRITERIA
-EBITDA in Excess of $1.5 million
-Meaningful Barriers to Entry
-Strong Corporate Culture
-Track Record of Profitability
-Targeted Growth Financings
-Value Added Distribution
-Medical Device & Thermoplastics Focus
JK Findings is a 45 years old global designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler of jewelry components known as findings. The Company is headquartered in Rochester, New York with satellite offices in Hong Kong. JK Findings has thousands of wholesale, manufacturing and retail customers in more than fifty countries. To learn more about JK Findings, click here…
Jim Westman is owner and CEO of The Octex Group of Companies, a leading medical-technology, engineering, and contract manufacturing solutions provider based in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Westman is an investor in several other privately held companies and serves on the Board of Directors of Vytron Corporation, a Loudon, Tennessee based plastic extrusion company, and Prime Technological Services, a printed circuit board manufacturer based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. From 1997 through 2009, Mr. Westman was Managing Director of The RiverHawk Group, a boutique merchant banking firm he co-founded. In this role, Mr. Westman led the successful acquisition, disposition, or recapitalization of dozens of middle-market companies. Mr. Westman started his career in the Financial Advisory Services Group at Ernst & Young, LLP and has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and an MBA from Emory University. Mr. Westman obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1993.
Tim has more than 40 years experience in executive leadership roles in industrial and commercial enterprises. Tim has spent most of his career in leading companies in strategic planning and execution. His most recent work experience was as President, CEO and Director for Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) from 1998 to 2017. Columbus McKinnon is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of material handling equipment and solutions. Most recently Tim has formed a family long-term capital LLC, T Cubed Enterprises, LLC, focused on investing and helping industrial concerns grow and prosper. Tim also held senior management roles at Ernst & Young from 1980 to 1991, where he was responsible for developing and servicing manufacturing clients in Upstate New York. He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology from State University College at Buffalo. Tim’s long list of affiliations include the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), Industrial Supply Association (ISA), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Industrial Supply Manufacturers Association (ISMA), St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, and he is Chairman Emeritus for the March of Dimes, WYN Chapter. Tim's current and past Board of Directors roles include the publicly traded companies Columbus McKinnon (CMCO), Zep (ZEP), and Allied Motion Technologies (AMOT).