Beyond the Investment Horizon
Working with the guys at Olympus was great. We had a wonderful relationship built on openness and respect. They were very personable, which enabled us to connect on a personal level, talking about sports or sharing stories about our respective families. Even though we're not an Olympus portfolio company anymore, I still stay in touch and consider them close personal friends.
Meridian Rail Services
True Growth Partners
We've been working with Olympus for several years, and truly appreciate their partnering attitude. They remain highly engaged, alleviating the need to constantly re-educate them on our business objectives. They ask provocative questions and remain highly supportive of management's initiatives. In addition to their strong knowledge of our industry and capital markets, they're well connected to others that can add value. We also find them to be genuine, caring human beings who we enjoy sharing a glass of wine with.
President, CEO and Chairman
Equity Participation and Aligned Incentives
When Olympus bought PSI, they established equity participation programs so my management team and I would share in the business equity value creation. As a result, I feel our interests are very well aligned, which has helped foster a great working relationship. It's important to spread the equity participation broadly among my team, and Olympus was understanding and supportive of this decision. I'm happy the hard work of my key people driving the business is being well rewarded.
Professional Service Industries (PSI)
Applying Best Practices
When I decided to partner with Olympus, I wanted a private equity firm who would help me build the business. Olympus has greatly exceeded my expectations. They helped me recruit a VP of Finance and Head of Development to support the company's continued growth. Drawing on their extensive experience with other restaurant deals, they also helped improve our strategies and processes for new site development, localized pricing, and purchasing. I couldn't be happier with the attention and value added input I'm getting from Olympus.
Forging New Paths
Olympus has been an excellent partner in helping us transition Ritedose from simply a contract manufacturer to a generic drug company. They were instrumental in shaping the strategy for this new business model, and helped us quickly develop the necessary capabilities through their network of industry experts. Within three years, our direct sales business grew into a leading player in our category and accounted for nearly half the Company's earnings. Olympus accessibility and responsiveness, as well as the analytical framework they helped us develop, allowed us to make quick decisions to capture this opportunity.
The Ritedose Corporation
Building Acquisition Platforms
Acquisitions have been a big part of PLZ's success under Olympus ownership. In the first 18 months we completed three acquisitions that transformed the business expanding operations beyond the U.S. and entering two large new sales channels. In addition to working with us to refine our acquisition strategy and identify targets, Olympus took the lead on executing transactions and arranging financing, minimizing the potential for disruption. Olympus also helped build out the infrastructure and organization to be a more effective acquisition platform. These investments significantly enhanced the speed and ease by which we could integrate acquisitions and realize synergies.
PLZ Aeroscience Corp.