FI  Lead Lap Enterprises

     Office Locations:

Edens Tower Plaza, 790 W. Frontage Rd, Suite 318
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 847-441-4160



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Lead Lap Enterprises, LLC is a family office and private investment firm located outside of Chicago in Northfield, Illinois. Lead Lap Enterprises invests in buyouts of small to mid-sized companies (with a targeted transaction size in the $2M to $25M range) seeking an ownership transition, and provides growth capital to promising businesses with strong core products, services or capabilities. Lead Lap seeks control investments in small to mid-size companies in the business services, consumer products/services, health services, and the education, marketing, media, advertising, information and online sectors. Lead Lap also makes non-control growth capital investments in promising businesses. Lead Lap was founded by operating executive David F. Zucker, who serves as Managing Partner, and made his first private company investment in 1994. Zucker spent eleven years at the Walt Disney Company where he was President of Fairchild's Travel Agent BtoB media business, Vice President of Programming for ESPN, and later Executive Vice President of ESPN and Managing Director of ESPN International, overseeing its growth to $750 Million in consolidated annual revenue. Lead Lap has $35 million of funded committed capital from its owners. Lead Lap targets companies with EBITDA of $500k to $4.0M or Revenue of $4M to $40M. Target industries include: Business Services, B2B broadly defined; Marketing Services, Consumer Products or Services; Media, Marketing, Advertising, Gaming, Education and Online businesses; Healthcare Services; and Insurance and Food Brokers. The firm is not interested in businesses that are primarily focused on manufacturing.

    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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    David F. Zucker Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:


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