Our Philosophy

Investments come in many forms: people, money, energy and time. While all are important, our first priority is always people. We seek opportunities to invest in and build business relationships with people who share our values and perspectives on free enterprise.

We don’t just lend money; we partner with people and work with them to attain their goals and objectives through business. While we often invest financial resources, we also provide independent insights, governance, and management consulting rooted in decades of experience.

Our investment partners are a diverse group, yet they all share a common vision for the opportunities of small business. We talk about “the three C’s”:

Character

Personal and business values, culture, and beliefs

Capability

Industry knowledge, technical ability, and experience in small business

Commitment

Personal passion and willingness to invest money, energy and time

investments

We prefer meeting our potential partners, hosting an open exchange of background information, and getting to know each other long before we actually review “the numbers.” We believe no amount of legal paperwork will ever mitigate a poor business relationship.

Investment Strategy

We focus on these three types of investments.

Mezzanine Financing

Mezzanine Financing

While we have partnered with companies during the start-up phase, our lending experience and expertise is focused on mezzanine financing. We look for entrepreneurs and companies with a proven business model requiring an infusion of intellectual and financial capital to fuel growth and expansion. Those facing barriers preventing activities such as: corporate acquisitions, product development, geographical or facility expansion or new equipment purchases can benefit from our expertise and understanding of business. We can craft a creative financing package utilizing interest, participation, and equity that is affordable and matches the needs of the growing organization.

Operating Partnerships

Our unique Operating Partnership (OP) ProgramTM is a true example of partnering to reach an entrepreneur’s goals and objectives. It is a marriage of talents between you and our team to build a great company. This is where we excel!

We view ourselves as “business catalysts” unlocking the potential of people and companies. Our Operating Partnership Program was developed to match the demonstrated skills of an operations-oriented individual with the proven skills and track record of Cybeck Capital Partners.

Operating Partnerships
Mezzanine Financing

Acquisitions

Our company acquisitions support our efforts in providing value to our partners. While we will occasionally review a company proposal independent of management, we are focused on matching an opportunity with an existing operations-oriented partner.

We do not broker companies but do offer mergers and acquisitions consulting for both sellers and buyers. Please contact us for additional information and current criteria for a potential acquisition.

Business Funding

An entrepreneur’s decision on how to finance is a balance of timing, capital requirements, desired control, and retained equity.  We can help evaluate the option which is best for you and your company.

Traditional Progression

Personal Investment

Family & Friends (DOD)

Angel Financing

Venture Capital Funding

Mezzanine Financing

Bank Lending

Organic Options

Operating Revenues

Leasing

Factoring

Real Estate Mortgage (Sale Leaseback)

Credit Cards

Suppliers

Corporate Partners

Innovative Solutions

SBA Loan – 7(a), 504, ARC, etc.

Venture Leasing

Peer-to-Peer

401K Small Business Financing

Small Business Investment Company

Economic Development Programs

Current Investments

We are proud to partner with talented people representing diverse industries. Our portfolio continues to grow as we invest in entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business and marketplace opportunities.

accelerant
baytree
comforcare
endo-spheres
fetch-pet-care
spotless-domestic-cleaning
hammond
cosmic-solar
sefi
consumer-recovery-network
kona
accelerant

Driving venture investment in the Dayton Region to grow the vibrant start-up culture.

Accelerant funds are a part of the Dayton Development Coalition which connects entrepreneurs with the right people to get their ideas off the ground. They have extensive experience starting and managing new companies and can help start-up access outside capital and support for their emerging businesses.

brixey

Leveraging their extensive professional experience to grow each investment to the next level.

With a mission to have a positive impact on the people in their firm and portfolio companies while providing our investors with exceptional returns, Brixey & Meyer Capital strives to be the top choice for private investors and sellers in the lower middle market.

comforcare

Helping people live their best life possible with in-home care services to maintain a sense of freedom, dignity and connections to friends and family.

Since 2003, ComForCare’s trained staff of caregivers has been serving Dayton and the Greater Miami Valley 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with light housekeeping, transportation, companionship, meal planning & preparation, dementia care, family respite, bathing & grooming, and medication reminders.

cybeck capital fund

Family of funds dedicated to maximizing investor return while growing great companies.

Cybeck Capital Funds doesn’t just lend money. We partner with people and work with them to attain their goals and objectives through business. In addition to investing financial resources, we also provide independent insights, governance and management consulting rooted in decades of experience. We invite other private investors to join us in our mission.

fetch pet care

The nation’s largest and most trusted franchise provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services.

Since its founding in 2002, Fetch! Pet Care has been the leader in the pet care industry through their exceptional leadership team and network of franchisees. With top tier technology systems, marketing and support capabilities, franchise owners focus on mentoring their team of Pet Care Providers and building relationships in their community.

get oak funding

Providing strategic financing that empowers you to grow your business.

Great Oak Funding through its family of funds, provides short-term financing to mature businesses, with a history of operational success, to assist in overcoming a current financial need or challenge. Options include equipment financing, small business loans and working capital loans.

lightbridge academy

Industry-leading franchisor of early childhood education. It is the franchise investment that grows!

Since its founding in 1997, Lightbridge Academy has been built on a foundation of family values. It is a place where parents, children, staff members as well as the community and franchise owners come together as a family to create a trusted Circle of Care.

kids read now

Starting students on a journey to better grades and a lifelong love of reading.

Kids Read Now is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit K-3 summer reading program that is proven to effectively reverse the summer reading slide and start students on a journey to better grades and a lifelong love of reading. It provides choices, challenges, rewards and parental engagement along with analytics so parents and educators can see how their students are progressing.

ohio tech angels

Helping to build great companies that can rapidly scale and attract the interest of strategic acquirers within three to five years.

Ohio TechAngel Funds (OTAF) invests in high potential IT, software, bioscience, medical device and advanced materials startups that meet certain criteria. Since 2004, 300+ OTAF investors and its five funds have invested over $36 million in 60+ Ohio companies.

native grill wings

Franchisor with over 40 years of serving “Award Winning Wings” to families, friends and sports enthusiasts.

With 30 restaurants and growing, Native Grill & Wings is looking to break into emerging markets with strong, like-minded Franchise entrepreneurs who are passionate about keeping the legacy of the founders’ dreams alive and well.

the connor group

Bringing an innovative approach to the apartment industry by dramatically increasing the value of communities.

Founded in 1992, The Connor Group started with one investor and $400,000 to purchase three apartment communities in Dayton, Ohio. Today, it has more than 900 investors, $2.5 billion in assets and has grown to over 13,000 units in 14 different markets.