Sector Focus

Parallel seeks to invest in companies whose business models enable them to drive their own growth.  This focus has allowed us to invest successfully and develop deep expertise in our three primary categories.  Our experience and sector focus compounds our ability to evaluate and execute investment opportunities quickly and add significant value post-closing.

 

Consumer

Consumer spending represents over two-thirds of U.S. GDP and therefore includes a large number of companies with the clear blueprint for growth that characterizes Parallel’s target investments.  This sector provides sophisticated investors the opportunity to achieve growth exceeding virtually all other industry categories. Consumer companies represent the majority of Parallel’s investment activity, providing us unique depth of expertise in this category.

Areas of Focus

  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Franchisors and Franchisees
  • Restaurants
  • Specialty & Multi-Channel Retailers

 

Energy Services

Centrally located in the middle of the U.S. oil and gas reserve base, Parallel has enjoyed extraordinary results working with entrepreneurs to build strong, scalable energy platforms.  Parallel has a particular focus on the U.S. Energy Services sector which experiences strong demand across a wide range of commodity price environments and benefits from growing global demand for energy. In addition, targeted segments of the energy industry are predominantly populated by the types of self-made owner-operators with whom Parallel has partnered in its most successful investments.

Areas of Focus

  • Production-Related Services
  • Processing Equipment
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Power Utility Services

 

Marketing-Driven B2B

Marketing-Driven B2B businesses are companies that leverage direct marketing strategies including catalogs / solo mail, e-commerce, and telemarketing in order to drive demand for their products and services.  Parallel has successfully partnered with several leading companies in fragmented B2B markets to enhance and expand their marketing strategies to capture share and drive top-line growth. As a result, Parallel has enabled leading Marketing-Driven B2B businesses to achieve sales and EBITDA growth well in excess of their category growth rate.