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About Us

History | Philosophy | Industry Experience

Humphrey Enterprises, LLC is a private equity investment firm focused on three primary industry sectors: automotive, healthcare, and training and education. Humphrey Enterprises invests in companies where there is potential for sustainable growth and where we can secure market leading positions. We look for opportunities where we can invest capital as well as strategic and operational expertise. Recent equity investments have ranged from $250K to $4MM.

History

Humphrey Capital Group, a private equity and management group was formed in 1984 by John and James Humphrey to acquire and operate automotive companies. Humphrey Enterprises was founded in 2002 by John Humphrey to build on the success of Humphrey Capital Group by adding healthcare, and training and education to automotive as target industries. With prior experience building and running organizations in the training and education and automotive sectors, John decided to create a firm that leveraged his strong entrepreneurial and operational experience in building premium companies. Our Principals have over 100 years of operating experience in our chosen industries; we believe our distinctiveness comes from this experience.

Philosophy

Our Philosophy in building Premium Companies and achieving superior financial returns is built on a foundation of experience and is guided by:

  • Customer focused innovation and reliability
  • Managed risk through specialized knowledge and disciplined execution
  • The best opportunity for growth and learning

Our strategic and operating capabilities allow us to build premium companies that deliver superior value to their customers and achieve superior financial returns as a result. Our goal is to make a select number of investments where we feel we can add strategic and operational expertise.

Our Industry Experience

Training and Education
We have over 30 years experience in the corporate training and education market, where we built and sold a premier learning business, The Forum Corporation, and realized compound annual growth rates of 23% in sales, 30% in profit, and 36% in shareholder value.

We are currently actively seeking opportunities in corporate education and human resource related industries, where we can leverage our industry knowledge and extensive contact base.

Automotive
Humphrey Capital Group purchases and operates manufacturing companies in the automotive supply area. We purchased Nelson Metal Products, a die casting business, and managed organic growth from $18MM to $210MM in 14 years. We earned every available award from our customers for supplier excellence and were a recognized industry leader in technology. Nelson Metal had compound annual growth rates of 17% in sales, 32% in profit, and 41% in shareholder value.

Our current portfolio includes a specialty engineering supply company serving the commercial and recreational vehicle markets, a thermoformed plastics business, and a distribution company.

Healthcare
We partner with Gerard Moufflet and his firm Acceleration International, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare field. Gerard has been active in the healthcare field both in Europe and United States for over 30 years. Prior to founding Acceleration International, he was Managing Director at Advent International, one of the world's leading private equity investment firms.

Our current portfolio includes a medical education company that through its national network of SimSuiteŽ Education Centers, sharpens the clinical edge of healthcare professionals in a risk-free environment, improves quality and patient outcomes in hospitals, and accelerates the marketplace delivery of new medical devices and procedures. We are actively pursuing additional investments in this sector.

 
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