Live Ventures Incorporated (Nasdaq: LIVE) (“Live Ventures”) is a growing, diversified holding company with a strategic focus on value-oriented acquisitions of domestic middle-market companies. Live Ventures’ acquisition strategy is sector agnostic and focuses on well-run, closely held businesses with a demonstrated track record of earnings growth and cash flow generation.
Live Ventures looks for opportunities to partner with the management teams of its acquired businesses to build increased shareholder value through a disciplined buy-build-hold long-term focused strategy. From the moment Live Ventures takes ownership, it looks for opportunities to invest in the acquired entity to drive growth and increase shareholder value.
Live Ventures was founded in 1968. In late 2011 Jon Isaac, CEO and strategic investor took over the company and in 2015, refocused it into a diversified holding company. Its current portfolio of diversified operating subsidiaries includes companies in the textile, flooring, tools, steel, entertainment, and financial services industries.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2021, revenues were $286 million and adjusted EBITDA was $47 million. As of December 31, 2021, the company had total assets of $219 million and shareholders’ equity of $82 million.
Originally Incorporated as Nuclear Corporation of New Mexico
Company becomes yp.com, the first company to take the Yellow Pages online
yp.com is sold to AT&T, and the company changes its name to LiveDeal Inc.
After years of failed starts, the company nears bankruptcy and faces delisting from Nasdaq
Jon Isaac, through his private entity Isaac Capital Group makes an equity investment in LiveDeal, making him the largest stockholder
Jon Isaac appointed CEO
Repositioned as a diversified holding company with a strategic focus on value-oriented acquisitions of domestic middle-market companies. Changes its name to Live Ventures Incorporated
Acquires Marquis Industries, Inc. for $30 million
Acquires Vintage Stock, Inc for $60 million
Acquires Precision Industries, Inc. for $31.5 million
Acquires Salomon Whitney LLC for $7 million
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We have simple criteria for acquisition. Please contact us if you believe your company is a good candidate for our family of companies.
- Target companies with annual earnings between $5 and $50 million
- Closely held or family-founded businesses with a strong culture and management team that is looking to continue operating the business
- Companies with a defensible market position and track record of stable earnings and cash flow
- Companies in need of new ownership and outside capital to support growth, both organically and through acquisitions