PE  Palm Beach Capital

     Office Locations:

525 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-659-9022
Fax: 561-659-9055

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Formed 2001, Palm Beach Capital is a private equity investment firm which specializes in making investments in 'small market' private companies (e.g. with a market value of $5 million to $100 million), with no particular industry or geographic focus. Since inception, PBC has made investments in 36 companies and has approximately $325 million in total assets under management. In the first three months of 2003, PBC raised a $60 million private equity fund to further capture opportunities in the marketplace. The firm looks for companies with the following criteria: Enterprise value from $20-$200 million, Minimum EBITDA of $5 million, and Equity investments from $5-$50 million (control & minority investments).



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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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    Christopher E. Havlicek Partner and Chief Marketing Officer
    Effie Lachman CFO
    James W. Harpel Senior Partner
    Michael J. Chalhub Partner and Chief Operations Officer
    Michael L. Schmickle Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Mears Transportation





    Portfolio companies include:

      Arriva Medical
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      Atlas Paper Mills
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      Audio America
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      Cruise Planners
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      Digital Domain
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      iCan Benefit Group
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      Interstate Transport
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      Isis Services
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      Magic Jack
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      Mears Transportation
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      Midtown Imaging
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      SUNZ Insurance Group
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      Unitrans International Logistics
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