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Why VISTA HIGHLAND?
“We're a path for owners to sell their business to a trusted and experienced operator and team of investors committed to growing it for the long run”
Mike Drinkwater, Founder & General Manager,
VISTA HIGHLAND LLC
Mike is an experienced general manager who has grown three B2B technology and services businesses during his 10-year career at Thomson Reuters.
Long-Term Growth Commitment
We build on the founders' legacies, maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit of the business and pursuing sustainable growth over the long run.
Experienced Capital and Team
VISTA HIGHLAND is backed by entrepreneurial investors experienced in building small and mid-size businesses; Mike will commit his own capital to any acquisition.
Grounded in Values
Guided by integrity, hard work, respect and a passion for continuous improvement, we seek to deliver for customers and partners, ensure a great place to work for employees and contribute to local communities where the business operates.
Ability to Execute
Selling a business is an important life and financial decision. We are prepared to confidentially engage with owners and to follow a clear, swift process to reach and close on an agreement.
What Makes A Match?
Proven resilience with long-term growth tailwinds
Fragmented/regional industry makeup
EBITDA: $1M to ~$3M
Consistent earnings performance
Recurring revenues and a track record of growth
Located in the US Northeast or surrounding area
Proven product/service market fit
Low customer concentration
Capital structure: we seek to acquire 100% of the company
VISTA HIGHLAND LLC, founded in 2020, is a private investment firm focused on acquiring one B2B services business in the US Northeast that Mike will operate and grow as a long-term owner-operator.
Mike is passionate about managing and building sustainable businesses with great people and products. He believes now is an important time to invest in an entrepreneurial business that can continue to thrive and deliver for employees and local communities.
Backed by a team of seasoned entrepreneurial investors and advisors, Mike will also commit his own capital to any acquisition. Mike and his wife will move with their young family to the community where the business is based.
VISTA HIGHLAND is named for the rugged, inspiring landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, through which Mike, a lover of the outdoors, has explored extensively, connecting with his ancestral roots.
Mike Drinkwater, Founder and General Manager
During 10 years with Thomson Reuters, Mike built a reputation for integrity and effective general management. He led high-performing teams and scaled three corporate tax and accounting software and services businesses in the US and internationally. Earlier in his career, he held roles in corporate strategy, finance and business development, during which he closed multiple M&A transactions.
Prior to Thomson Reuters, for six years, Mike was a management consultant with Accenture where he enjoyed rolling up his sleeves to help telecom and technology companies sharpen their operations and performance.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore and an Honors Business Administration (HBA) Bachelor’s degree from the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.
Connect with Mike
Are you, or someone you know, interested in selling a business?
Or looking for more info?
Let's chat. Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
VISTA HIGHLAND LLC
700 Canal Street
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902
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