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Sameer Vijayakar

Partner at Churchill Equity, Inc.
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Sameer Vijayakar

Partner at Churchill Equity, Inc.


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Co-Founder at Churchill Equity, Inc.

Chief Administrative Officer at Churchill Equity, Inc.

Co-Founder at Churchill Equity, Inc.

Operating Partner at Churchill Equity, Inc.

Partner at Graylight Partners LLC

Controller at GMB Mezzanine Capital LP

Chief Financial Officer at BreathableBaby LLC

Co-Founder & Partner at Stone Arch Capital LLC

Former President of Silgan Plastics Corp at Silgan Holdings, Inc.

Former Treasurer at Collins & Aikman Corporation
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A public engineering institution located in Powai, Mumbai, India
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.
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Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History

2004 - Current
Churchill Equity focuses on investments in middle-market US and Canadian manufacturing and services companies in the following sectors: (1) medical, orthopedic, spinal and dental products (2) infrastructure products and services (3) aerospace (4) branded consumer products and (5) industrial services. They target companies with revenues of $30 million to $300 million. They seek investments in platform companies with EBITDA of $5 million to $15 million and investments in add-on acquisitions of companies with EBITDA of $2 million to $5 million. The firm looks for companies with strong management teams, diverse customer bases, a defensible market share, sustainable free cash flow and competitive advantages. Churchill Equity participates in recapitalizations, acquisitions, buyouts and growth financings.
McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. Its areas of expertise include business technology, corporate finance, marketing and sales, operations, organizational risk and strategy planning, sustainability, and resource productivity. The firm offers advisory and analytical consulting solutions to commercial and industrial sectors such as electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, medical, investment, telecommunications, transportation, and logistics. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
The Heartland Industrial Group was established to acquire and expand industrial companies in sectors ripe for consolidation and growth. Heartland builds value by investing in well-positioned industrial companies, whose talent, technology, assets and market position afford them the opportunity to be a platform for industry consolidation and value-creation.Known as an industrial platform scale up, this differentiated investment model targets sectors such as aerospace components and materials, automotive suppliers, capital goods, chemicals, plastics conversion, metal working and other sectors of the US manufacturing economy where conditions are conducive to buildup strategies.Heartland conducts front-end, in-house and consultant-supported research using customized methods. Platforms are launched only where research reveals unique value generating strategies that can result in the operational scale, business focus and competitive advantage.The firm has a recruiting program designed to outfit each portfolio platform company with a high-powered and heavily incentivized world-class CEO and top management team. To enhance the attractiveness of the CEO position at their platform companies, Heartland makes each CEO an outside partner of the firm, with a large stake in his platform, as well as allows participation in Heartland's overall profits.Platform companies seek to generate value not simply through add-on acquisitions, but via an extensive tool kit of measures designed to create efficiency and bring more value to customers. These include consolidating acquisitions, major CAPEX projects, product innovation, process and technology upgrades, product line expansion and globalization and other strategic initiatives.Heartland's front-end emphasis on selection of only very high potential buildup platforms will be supplemented by a commensurate focus on positioning, seasoning and staging its platforms for optimal growth. Heartland prepares each platform to achieve the highest level of valuation possible.

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