LVC's Commitment to Partnership

Dear Friends,

In this unprecedented period, the thoughts of everyone at LongueVue Capital (“LVC”) are with you as COVID-19 continues to affect our friends and families across the nation. During this time, we are focused on the health and safety of our portfolio companies, entrepreneur partners, and employees. We are also committed to helping entrepreneurs and management teams navigate the many challenges and opportunities faced by businesses small and large in this environment.


We continue to be actively engaged in dialogue with entrepreneurs who are seeking partners to support short-term and long-term strategic alternatives, liquidity events, and growth initiatives. Our investment strategy provides the flexibility to tailor transaction structures to meet all stakeholders’ objectives, and we are well-positioned to partner with companies in this environment, given our unique ability to provide both debt and equity coupled with a significant amount of dry powder in our current third fund. We understand COVID-19 has put a strain on many great businesses, and our creative deal structures are designed to avoid penalizing entrepreneurs for COVID-19 setbacks while rewarding them for their long-term value creation.


With over two decades of disciplined operating and investing experience across a variety of industries, LongueVue Capital is the ideal partner for businesses at inflection points seeking to grow and maximize value. Our investment philosophy is rooted in a conservative approach to third-party leverage, whereby LVC typically provides the majority of junior capital to ensure a more resilient capital structure, which provides maximum flexibility and positions companies to withstand challenges, systematic risk, and black-swan events.


In order to significantly elevate our dialogue with entrepreneurs and management teams, the LVC team recently onboarded four dedicated operating partners, each with a specific industry focus (healthcare, life science, industrial services, and food & beverage), to help us source, evaluate, and advise potential and current investments. These operating partners each have decades of experience running companies in a variety of economic cycles, including challenging environments such as the present time as well as the recovery and growth phase that will soon follow.

Please let us know if we can be a resource to you and/or your colleagues in any capacity as we rebuild our communities’ small businesses together. In the meantime, we send our best wishes to you, your families, and your friends.


Rick Rees
Co-founder & Managing Partner
John McNamara
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Ryan Nagim
Ray Jeandron


About LongueVue Capital:
Founded in 2001, LongueVue Capital is a New Orleans-based private equity firm that focuses on providing human capital, financial capital, and a skill set built upon a successful 18-year track record of partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to drive value creation in middle market companies. Having managed over $500 million of capital spanning three funds coupled with 150 years of combined operating and investing experience, our team is the ideal partner for middle market companies at inflection points and seeking to maximize value.

Our opportunistic investment strategy provides the flexibility to partner with attractive businesses across a variety of industries and situations, and we tailor transaction structures to meet the company and stakeholders’ objectives. While we are selective with our investment strategy, we target growth-oriented companies with scalable, sustainable business models and exceptional leadership teams.

Our proactive, hands-on approach enables us to be thoughtful stewards of our portfolio companies and trusted and dependable strategic partners to all stakeholders. Together with our entrepreneur and management team partners, we help create superior value for our portfolio companies and investors.

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