PE/VC  LFE Capital

     Office Locations:

4851 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103

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  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    LFE Capital was founded in 1999 by Leslie Frecon and provides expansion or buyout capital to high-growth second-stage companies. LFE Capital provides junior capital to revenue generating companies that are seeking expansion capital to grow their businesses or buyout capital to restructure the ownership of their businesses. LFE's sector preferences are Business Services, Health, and Consumer, as well as a special focus on businesses that are owned or led by women and businesses that target female consumers. The firm invests $2-$5 million over the life of each investment and will consider larger transactions with co-investors. LFE's geographic focus is the Upper Midwest, investing in established businesses with revenues of $5-50 million and at least $1 million of annual cash flow; and emerging businesses with at least $5 million of revenue and within 12 months of break-even cash flow.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Barb Gooch Director of Administration
    Duane Harris Partner & CAO
    Justin Wender Senior Advisor
    Kellie Bauer Partner & CFO
    Laurent Frecon Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

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