Laminar Flow (la-mə-nər):
Type of flow where a fluid travels smoothly and orderly, in which there is no turbulence, and any sub-current moves in parallel with nearby sub-currents.
Laminar Equity was formed to acquire and operate a single company. Ownership transition represents a major milestone for a company and is often a source of disruption for the business, employees, and customers. Laminar Equity will provide a smooth and orderly ownership transition for a retiring owner.
Laminar Equity will approach your business with humility, honesty, and a deep respect for the business you have built. We are not a private equity firm looking to exit an investment in a given time period. We are focused on building value for all stakeholders: employees, customers, and investors — over a long time horizon.
Laminar Equity is interested in business with $300 thousand to $1.25 million in annual earnings or cash flow within the manufacturing, business services, or distribution industries. An ideal target will have an owner ready to retire, who is focused on maintaining the legacy of the business.
About Our Team
Tom Kufel and Rob Kufel are the Principals of Laminar Equity and are responsible for day-to-day operations. Upon completion of an acquisition, Tom and Rob will join the target company's management team and assume an active role within the business.
Tom has spent a majority of his career in the United States Army as a Special Forces Medic. Tom left active duty in the Fall of 2020, but remains active in the National Guard. Following his service, Tom joined Hanes Supply as the Wire Rope Fabrication lead.
Rob began his career in investment banking followed by roles at multiple private equity firms. Most recently, Rob has been involved in the turnaround of a specialty manufacturing business as the Director of Strategic Finance.