Posted by Panton Equity Partners in Press Release
ATLANTA, GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 – Panton Equity Partners (“PEP”), an Atlanta-based lower middle market private equity firm, announced today their acquisition of Ballground, Georgia-based Ameritech Facility Services, LLC (“Ameritech”).
Founded in 1999, Ameritech is a leading provider of national and regional facility upgrades, renovations, and multi-store rollouts for the food service, hospitality, retail, and health care industries. Ameritech has an impressive client base of national restaurant customers including: Yum Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut), Brinker (Chili’s and Maggiano’s), Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonald’s and Darden Restaurants (Bahama Breeze, LongHorn, and Olive Garden).
“This transaction demonstrates the continued successful execution of PEP’s Asymmetric Risk Investment Strategy where we partner with successful owner-operators, align interests, and help to drive exceptional results,” said Dr. David Panton, Founder and Chairman of PEP.
“We are excited to partner with Ameritech given their long history as an industry leader in restaurant renovation services and unique business model with a proven track record of profitability and outstanding customer satisfaction,” commented Larry Gildersleve, Principal at PEP.
“We look forward to working with PEP. Their combination of experience growing businesses and deep understanding of our industry and our business will create tremendous growth opportunities for both our company and our employees,” said Rodney Strickland, CEO of Ameritech.
About Panton Equity Partners
Panton Capital Holdings (“PEP”), founded in 2012 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on partnering with successful founder-operators to buy and build niche service businesses in the lower middle market with enterprise values of up to $150 million. PEP has developed and successfully implemented its unique investment strategy – Asymmetric Risk Investment Strategy which minimizes capital risk and maximizes the potential for outsized risk-adjusted returns. For more information, please visit www.pantonequity.com
PEP Media Contact
Dr. Marc Panton, Chief Operating Officer