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INVESTMENT CRITERIA 

  • Seeking control or minority positions in companies via all cash investments (size of check= $5-100M) 

  • Looking for EBITDA-positive businesses that have successfully operated for a number of years 

  • Industry-agnostic but seeking to AVOID investments in disruptive sectors/high multiple areas, especially in Health Care & Tech 

  • Prefer conservative capital structures and strong alignment of interest with management/any continuing owners 

  • Generally prefer businesses that are founder-run or family-owned 

  • Only interested in direct investments/not interested in participation within a fund 

  • Clear alignment with DBI Next/sellers as to the direction of the business going forward 

  • Open to keeping current management either on board or invested in the business 

  • Location agnostic domestically, but generally prefer southern/ eastern/midwestern locales 

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ADVANTAGES OF DBI NEXT 

  • Founder/family friendly: open to flexible transaction structures and post-deal management arrangements 

  • Immediate liquidity to fund transaction & provide certainty of closing 

  • DBI Team includes CFO, legal counsel, operation, IT, & Accounting experts who are ready to assist in running the business 

  • Looking to continue the culture/traditions of current business and keep current employees in place post transaction 

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BACKGROUND ON DAVID INGRAM 

In 1991, David B. Ingram joined Ingram Entertainment Inc. where he held a variety of positions before being named President in 1994, Chairman and President in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 2012. In 1997, Ingram Entertainment Inc. split off from parent company Ingram Industries Inc. to become a separate private company owned by Mr. Ingram, who grew the business to become the nation’s largest distributor of DVDs and video games. 

David B. Ingram

In 2002, Mr. Ingram formed DBI Beverage Inc. (“DBI”) as a separate company that held the assets of ten California based beverage distributorships. Products distributed by DBI included: Miller, Coors, Corona, Modelo, Pacifico, Guinness, Heineken, Tecate, Dos Equis, Nestle Waters and many more. On September 13, 2019, Mr. Ingram sold DBI Beverage Inc. to Reyes Holdings, the nation’s largest beer distributor. At the time of the sale, Mr. Ingram had grown DBI Beverage Inc. to be CA’s second largest beer distributor. 

David graduated from Duke University in 1985. Following graduation, he worked for the University for two years as a Development Officer before returning to Nashville in 1987 to attend Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Man-agement. Mr. Ingram served as Chairman of the Montgomery Bell Academy Board of Trustees for 9 years. He is currently President of The Golf Club of Tennessee. He is a board member of Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. and Chairman of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Board of Visitors. Ingram is a former board member of Buy.com, Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc., Ingram Micro, and the Video Software Dealers Association. 
 

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