Location: Overland Park, KS
Industry: Manufacturing – Children’s Furniture
DVS Role: Buy-Side Advisory to Corporate Executive
The Buyer: Mr. Timothy Haake
The Seller: Levels of Discovery is a designer and manufacturer of fun and creative children’s products. The company supplies retail operations including: independent specialty boutiques, large furniture stores and high-end department stores.
The Close: Mr. Haake was looking for the first of several investment opportunities that he could grow from his Kansas City area office. The seller needed an energetic young owner to continue the growth of the company. Mr. Haake’s experience in sales in a mature industry, along with his financial acumen, made him the ideal new owner. The deal was creatively structured to account for shifts in the business operations that kept both buyer and seller aligned in their interests. DVS provided advisory services through due diligence, purchase negotiations, and SBA growth financing.