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  Performance Initiatives

At A Glance


Windjammer Capital Investors has been awarded "Middle Market Firm of the Year: North America" in two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, by DealMakers Monthly magazine.

A core element of Windjammer’s investment strategy is its commitment to creating shareholder value through "Performance" and "Operational" enhancement initiatives. At Windjammer, an operationally excellent company is one that balances continuous process improvements such as cycle time reduction, supply chain velocity and design for manufacturability while ensuring sustainability through enhancing and building the leadership’s operational skills across the organization.  In addition, the identification and implementation of strategies that enhance top line growth such as new product development, sales channel management, foreign market penetration, and strategic acquisitions are also instrumental to driving value.  Windjammer collaborates with its portfolio company management teams to help each company achieve its full operating potential. Below are examples of some of the performance enhancing initiatives that our portfolio companies have successfully completed:

 

Performance Enhancement Initiatives

Revenue Enhancement Programs

  • New Product Introductions
  • Existing Product Line Extensions
  • Development of Sales and Marketing Strategies 
  • Domestic and International Market Expansions
  • Strategic Acquisitions
  • Industry Certifications for Quality and Safety

Operational Improvement Initiatives

  • Overhead Cost Reductions
  • Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen
  • Working Capital Management/ Inventory Reduction
  • Strategic Procurement, Overseas Sourcing  
  • New IT/ERP System
  • Facility Relocation/Consolidation/ Expansion
  • Strategic Divestiture

Management Team and Board Upgrades

  • When neccessary or required, Recruit Experienced Executives to the Management Team
  • Supplement the Board with Industry Experts and/or Operators
  • Incentivize and Align Management Interests with Shareholders

"Growing companies like ours need progressive capital partners like Windjammer to help fuel our expansion. They understood the intricacies of our business quickly. Windjammer's experience and strategic guidance will be invaluable to us as we continue to expand our product offering and our geographic reach, both organically and through acquisition."



Don Bigler, Executive Chairman
BBB Industries, LLC