Investment Criteria

Pacific Community Ventures, LLC is a generalist fund but we place special emphasis on small, high-growth California businesses in the following industries:

  • Specialty food products
  • Ethnic products and services
  • Health and wellness
  • Custom, low-capital intensity manufacturing
  • Environmentally-friendly focused products

Additionally, businesses actively employing “green” and sustainable business practices are of particular interest to us.

Opportunities that are a good fit for Pacific Community Ventures, LLC will typically share the following characteristics:

Investment Size

  • $1 million to $4 million

Company Size

  • $5 million to $50 million

Company Characteristics

  • Seasoned and proven management team
  • Strong revenue growth
  • Substantial gross margins
  • Near or beyond operating profitability
  • Defensible competitive advantages
  • Portion of workforce from low/moderate income communities

We are flexible in terms of the types of transaction we support, with our investments typically falling into one of the following categories:

  • Growth equity
  • Management led buy-outs
  • Liquidity for family-owned or closely-held companies
  • Recapitalizations/restructurings to facilitate growth