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M&A Strategy Discussion for Family Owned Investment Companies

Mike DeCola, HBM’s CEO, along with two other leaders from St. Louis-based family owned investment companies discuss the unique nature of competing for investment opportunities in the middle market. Mike DeCola recently participated in the Second Annual Olin Family Business Symposium.  Mike was joined on the panel by Kyle Chapman of Forsyth Capital and Michael […]

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The Ins and Outs of Deal Sourcing: Ryan Supple Participates on a Panel Discussion Hosted by Olin Finance Club

Seasoned business development professionals from St. Louis based investment management firms shared their expertise on deal sourcing and the current state of the deal origination space. Ryan Supple, Director of Deal Origination for HBM, participated on a panel discussion at Washington University Olin Business School to discuss the ins and outs of deal sourcing. The […]

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Meet HBM’s Summer Associates Class of 2017

We spent some time with HBM’s Summer Associates to get to know them a little better and hear what was the determining factor for them choosing to come to St. Louis Each year, HBM recruits talented students from select MBA programs to join us as Summer Associates this May. The program is unique, as Summer […]

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Leadership is a Series of Actions

HBM’s Investment in the People of its Portfolio Companies:  Leadership in Action Talent development throughout our portfolio companies is a strategic priority for us. We don’t believe in simply motivating those in leadership roles; we help our portfolio companies directly by crafting and offering programs and strategies to create fully functioning, high performing teams that […]

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Our Long-Term Capital Approach

We are pleased to share our latest whitepaper, Our Long-Term Capital Approach.  In it, we have real-world examples of capital being deployed to make aggressive investments to capture the true potential of our businesses. Our operating model is fundamentally differentiated from the traditional private equity approach.  We believe it is what helps us compete most […]

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How We Put Technology at the Core of Business Strategy

HBM recently welcomed Michael Chill, VP of Information Technology.  A newly established enterprise-wide position, Michael’s role supports the management teams of HBM’s portfolio companies and plays a key role in the due diligence process. HBM is unique to have an IT Leadership role at the holding company level.  What were the factors that lead to […]

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Philanthropy: Mississippi Lime Raises Funds to Fight Cancer

Connecting with our community and providing assistance where needed, is the foundation for who we are individually and as a company. Mississippi Lime employees are passionate about fighting cancer.  This past year, they participated in the “Ride To Survive” fundraiser in St. Genevieve and “Pedal The Cause” in St. Louis.  Each charitable organization raises funds […]

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Portfolio Company Series – Conversation with John Burrows, CEO of Delavau

We sat down with John Burrows to hear his views on how HBM’s long-term, patient capital strategy has impacted the strategy and vision of Delavau. About Delavau: For over 150 years, Delavau has been relied upon as a premier supplier of food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional technologies to major nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food brands. Please introduce […]

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