Axia Capital Partners announces initial close on its first fund,
Axia Capital Partners, L.P.

October 15, 2003
For Immediate Release

Waltham, MA., Axia Capital Partners today announced the completion of the initial close of its first fund, Axia Capital Partners, L.P. Axia Capital Partners is the private equity investment arm of Axia Partners. The Fund is focused on delivering premium returns to its investors through the acquisition of undervalued technology companies where our General Partners can add significant value with their unique blend of strategic, operational, business development and financial skills.

Axia Capital Partners seeks to invest in companies or divisions of larger companies that have unique products in niche markets but have been restricted from growth due to management limitations or the lack of investment from a parent company that views the division as non-strategic.

The Fund targets our investments in the following industries:

  • Industrial automation, controls and software
  • Laboratory and life science automation, controls and software
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Enterprise software – especially related to the manufacturing process
  • Industrial capital equipment

The target profile for investment opportunities is as follows:

  • Existing revenues of $2 million to $50 million
  • Positive cash flow or clear path to reach positive cash flow in 6 months
  • Unique products, technology and IP in a niche market
  • Good functional management with strong domain knowledge
  • Positive customer relationships
  • Clear opportunities to grow revenue through new customer relationships, new distribution channels and/or expansion into new markets

Axia intends to significantly increase the value of all acquired companies by developing a clear and focused strategy, aggressively pursuing new revenue opportunities, implementing financial and operational disciplines, adding top quality personnel to the management team and board, and growing through acquisition, if appropriate.

About Axia Partners
Axia Partners is a private equity investment and advisory firm that is dedicated to increasing the equity value of our portfolio companies and clients through active participation that leverages the operational experience and in-depth market knowledge of our General Partners. Axia operates as both a private equity investment firm through Axia Capital and as financial advisors through Axia Advisors. Axia is unique in that we focus on these small to midsize transactions in the markets where we have demonstrated, real-world experience.


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