Private equity firms may need you to stay involved in the day-to-day. Strategic acquirers may dismantle the company you’ve worked hard to build. I can provide a better path that preserves and extends your legacy.
Aadhi Manivannan spent his formative years growing up in a small town in Rhode Island. It was there that he became acquainted with the financial and sentimental rewards of building a legacy via business. Since then Aadhi has held a variety of operating roles at both small and large companies.
Now his goal is to find, buy, and run one great business in the United States. Aadhi is backed by a team of investors & advisors that bring decades of experience growing middle-market companies across countless industries.
MBA in General Management, 2021
Dartmouth College (Tuck)
BS in Finance & Economics, 2014
Elm Lake’s goal is to acquire one business and then step in to run it. We represent a great alternative for business owners who:
Are seeking liquidity to diversify their net worth, with the flexibility to retain some ownership if they want
Need a succession plan to allow them to transition out of their day-to-day responsibilities or reduce their involvement
But beyond that - Elm Lake is just an extension of me. It’s a vehicle through which I can provide a seamless transition for business owners looking to move onto their next chapter. I’m not a private equity firm or one of your competitors. My goal is the long-term growth and extension of the company you’ve worked hard to build.
I am looking at businesses in niches within the broader B2B services & software industries. The general company characteristics I look for include:
If you think Elm Lake is a fit for your next step, reach out and let’s setup an intro call.
I’m grateful and lucky to be supported by a team of investors & advisors that bring no shortage of experience operating middle-market businesses across countless industries.
I’ve included a few here, but if you’re interested in the full list & bios - feel free to reach out.
Trust is built with consistency
This isn’t just a transaction to me. It’s a chance to build a long-term relationship with an accomplished business owner. Crucial to that relationship is mutual trust and respect. I’ve built a successful career on the back of fostering these relationships with my bosses and peers. I expect this opportunity to be an extension of that core principle.
To that end: I’m not going to overpromise. I’m not going to hardball. I’m going to deal in good faith and I expect to be treated fairly in return. This will likely be a life changing arrangement for both of us and I want us to start it off on the right foot.