Live Ventures Incorporated is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The company was originally incorporated in 1968 as Nuclear Corporation of New Mexico.
In late 2011, our CEO and strategic investor Jon Isaac rescued the company from near bankruptcy, days before NASDAQ was due to delist us. We brought in an aggressive new management team—with Isaac at the head—and a life-saving healthy flush of new capital. Today, we have become a diversified holding company and thriving enterprise whose sole mission is to deliver shareholder value by acquiring profitable, stable and growing companies.
In fiscal 2019, Live Ventures reported revenues of approximately $193 million, stockholders’ equity of approximately $34 million, and total assets in excess of $120 million. In addition, at September 30, 2019, Live Ventures employed approximately 1,000 employees across the United States.
Acquisitions are commonplace in corporate America, but we have a commitment that sets us apart. From the moment we take ownership, we invest millions into growth and capital improvements, creating new jobs along the way. Live Ventures is not a trader, turnover machine, or private equity firm. We have never sold a single company we have acquired.
At Live Ventures, we don’t exploit weak businesses, we make them strong again.
Company 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 company changes name to LiveDeal Inc.
After years of failed starts, company nears bankruptcy and faces a 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 as CEO of LiveDeal.
Company repositioned as a holding company and renamed to Live Ventures Incorporated; Company acquires Marquis Industries Inc. for $30 million.
Live Ventures Incorporated acquires Vintage Stock Inc. for $60 million.
Acquires ApplianceSmart, Inc. for $6.5 million
Live Ventures Incorporated completes another record year, up 31% with $200 million in revenue.
Operating one of the most advanced carpet mills in the industry, Marquis Industries designs, manufactures, sources and distributes both hard and soft floorcovering for the residential and commercial markets. From yarn extrusion to final product, Marquis Industries provides quality control through four wholly owned U.S. facilities.
Vintage Stock, an award-winning entertainment retailer, sells new and pre-owned movies, classic and current generation video games and systems, music on CD & LP, collectible comics, books, toys, and more. Vintage Stock, through its stores and website, ships product worldwide directly to the customer's doorstep.
ApplianceSmart sells new major household appliances in the United States through a chain of company-owned retail stores. ApplianceSmart is the first independent retailer in the nation to become a voluntary member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program.
We have simple criteria for acquisition. Please contact us if you believe your company is a good candidate for our family of companies.
- Minimum pre-tax profits of $5 million annually
- Existing management teams in place
- Simple, easy to understand businesses
- Consistent and stable earnings