❇️ New Deals - 14 Dec 2023

A roofing contractor, baby fashion eCommerce brand, and 3 other interesting finds.

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Hello SMB Deal Hunters!

Thanks for all the great feedback from the deals I shared on Tuesday!

Looks like the Amazon FBA pet brand (that’s growing 70% YoY) I featured was a big hit.

I’m excited to share 5 new deals worth checking out.

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1/ Residential Roofing Contractor

📍 Location: Dallas County, Texas
💰 Asking Price: $2,950,000
💼 EBITDA: $985,000
📊 Revenue: $4,860,000
📅 Established: 2010

💭 My 2 Cents: Businesses don’t get much more recession-resistant than a roofing company. Shelter is at the bottom of the pyramid in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and if you’ve ever had a leaky roof, you understand why. Besides being recession-resistant, roofing is also a high-ticket service ($15k per roofing job on average). I like that the owner is retiring and willing to offer some seller financing, that the business comes with a team of 12, and that they have over 400 4.5-star reviews on Google. Most of all, I like that they’ve done ZERO paid advertising. Yep, you heard that right. Every lead they get comes from their high rank on Google. Not only does this make them very hard to compete with, but it means there’s definitely room to grow by spending on ads (which I would focus on). However, before scaling up, I do want to know how long the team’s been around for, how tough it is to hire laborers, and how much capacity they have to take on more jobs.

2/ Managed IT Service Provider

📍 Location: N/A
💰 Asking Price: N/A
💼 EBITDA: $2,100,000
📊 Revenue: $8,200,000
📅 Established: N/A

💭 My 2 Cents: Regular readers know that I adore MSPs. This one focuses on network management and security for municipalities, schools, and small businesses. Because all of these types of clients, the contracts are high-margin and sticky. You almost have to see these contracts to believe them. They run for 5-9 years and have MSAs with two-year extensions. The result is 99% retention and 88% recurring subscription revenue. Just absolutely insane (and beautiful) numbers. No wonder they’ve been growing slowly and steadily for over 20 years now. And the party doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. There are strong tailwinds from customers upgrading their wireless and cybersecurity infrastructure. There’s a reason the U.S. managed services market is expected to grow at 10.2% CAGR from 2023-2028, reaching a value of $88.5B. Luckily for us, this business can handle all this growth without additional Capex or overhead.

3/ Baby Fashion And Keepsakes eCommerce Brand

📍 Location: Remote
💰 Asking Price: $3,433,972
💼 EBITDA: $602,451
📊 Revenue: $3,121,792
📅 Established: 2015

💭 My 2 Cents: This is an 8-year-old D2C brand selling baby clothes and keepsakes. I like this market because there’s always new demand for the product with babies born every day, rain or shine. The company has strong profit margins for an eCommerce brand (19%) and it’s been growing very quickly and consistently month on month (3-year CAGR is 55%). It looks pretty solid, but there are some basic things I want to know: what are AOV, LTV, repurchase rates, and the CAC? On the product side, I’d want to understand who designs the clothing, what’s on the product pipeline (assuming new product launches are big for them), how many SKUs they carry, and what the manufacturer lead time is looking like.

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4/ Classic Car Sales Company

📍 Location: N/A
💰 Asking Price: N/A
💼 EBITDA: $766,244
📊 Revenue: $19,027,020
📅 Established: 2013

💭 My 2 Cents: If you’re into unique niche businesses, you’ll love this one. This is a classic car sales company specializing in consignment, marketing, and selling classic and exotic collector cars. If you’ve ever been to a car show, you know that people who are into cars are really into cars. They are so into cars that the global classic cars industry is estimated to be worth a massive $31.1B in 2021 and an expected $51.3B by 2028. This particular business operates out of one facility and rakes in 90-95% of its revenue from the consignment model. I like that because it means the company doesn’t have all its money tied in inventory, which is great for cash conversion. They also have a great name reputation, a large social media following, employees who run most of the day-to-day, and owners who are open to staying on as commissioned salespeople, which are all big pluses. Plus, given they’re only in one location, I like that there’s an opportunity to expand into new markets.

5/ CPA Firm

📍 Location: Salt Lake City, UT
💰 Asking Price: $6,075,000
💼 EBITDA: $1,461,000
📊 Revenue: $5,235,000
📅 Established: N/A

💭 My 2 Cents: CPA firms are boring B2B service businesses with lots of recurring revenue and sticky customers (who likes switching their accountant?), which means I absolutely love them. This CPA firm works with SMBs, governments, and NGOs, has a retiring owner, and comes with 25 employees (all positives). I do wonder how long the customers have been customers for and if there are any concentration issues. I’m also curious how long the staff’s been around for and what their current marketing process is. My hunch is that this CPA firm is like the others and lacks in the marketing department, so there might be a digital marketing play either through cold emails or ads.

6/ SPECIAL BONUS: Everyday Carry (EDC) e-Commerce Brand

📍 Location: Remote
💰 Asking Price: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000
💼 EBITDA: $611,779
📊 Revenue: $3,167,944
📅 Established: 2015

💭 My 2 Cents: In case you missed it, I got you guys access to an opportunity that you won’t find on any marketplaces. This is an 8-year-old e-Commerce brand that targets the everyday carry (EDC) community. If you’ve read Gear Patrol, you know this audience is tight-knit. No wonder players in the space like Ridge Wallets, Mini.Katana, and KeySmart have absolutely blown up. This brand sells high-quality carry gear handcrafted by talented artisans such as knives, multitools, pens, flashlights, and more. They boast an LTV of $451 and net profit margins close to 20%, which is incredible (and rare) for e-Commerce and speaks to how dedicated this niche audience is. What I like is they already have an established system to drive sales through weekly new gear drops that any future buyer can continue, and they have a full team in place (including a General Manager). Plus, the seller is flexible on deal structure.

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