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About Our Fund

Solomons Fund is a new investment group whose purpose is to buy and grow profitable, privately-held companies in the Pacific Northwest. It endeavors to extend these companies’ legacies by applying principles of stewardship, operational excellence, and long-term vision to produce exponential growth for its acquisitions and strong returns for its investors.

Bridging The Gap

With an unprecedented number of owners reaching retirement age (Baby Boomers were eager entrepreneurs), businesses are going up for sale in record numbers. Buyers, however, are not in equal supply. Solomons Fund is working to bridge this gap.

Protecting Legacy

The average investment firm flips a company within a few years. This creates hesitation in business owners concerned with their legacy. Solomons Fund protects this legacy by retaining talent and committing to maintain a long-term growth perspective.

Ensuring Legacy

Traditional capital often wants former owners to move on after they sell, but we see owners as a valuable and vital part of a successful transition.

We’re seeking organizations that are not sought after by traditional capital. These are companies with ownership who value people, community, and commitment, companies built upon a values-based worldview. We are looking to build great companies and foster trusting relationships with employees, vendors, customers, and shareholders.

The Solomons Fund Advantage

What Makes Our Fund Different?

Traditional capital often wants former owners to move on after they sell, but we see owners as a valuable and vital part of a successful transition. Click below to learn more about our unique fund.

  • Fund Expertise: Operational, hands-on
  • Acquisition Threshold: Target acquisitions are $5-$20 million in revenue and $1-$1.75 million in EBITDA
  • Exit Strategy: Long term growth perspective
  • Legacy: Built on your legacy, honoring the past.
  • Owners Equity: Looking for new owners to invest in the new company at a minority level.
  • Human Capital:Building human capital is a primary goal.
  • Time Horizon: Healthy, enduring growth; 10+ year investment plan
  • Risk Mitigation: Access to strong operation executives, consulting expertise and investor networks, increasing odds of success
  • Social Impact: Profits are a result of healthy business; the goal is growth in both human capital and community benefit
  • Fund Expertise: Financial Focus
  • Acquisition Threshold: Many firms are not interested in companies with less than $50 million in revenue.
  • Exit Strategy: Leverage, trim, grow and flip in 5-7 years
  • Legacy: What's been built may or may not be relevant.
  • Owners Equity Typically no stake for current owners.
  • Human Capital:Leadership development only a means to an end
  • Time Horizon:Countdown to exit
  • Risk Mitigation: Financial means only; think operational resources
  • Social Impact: Profit is an end unto itself.

Solomons Fund Investors

Dr. Scott and Shari Hormel

Scott is an orthopedic surgeon and a managing partner at Proliance Surgeons and .

Randy and Sandy Wilcox

Randy is the former president (Americas) of Otis Elevator Company.

Dennis and Bethanne Weibling

Dennis is a managing director at Rally Capital LLC, director of Sotheby’s International and former chair of Seattle Pacific University.

Tim and Christi Jenkins

Tim is the co-founder of Point B Inc. and chairman of the board of trustees for CRISTA Ministries.

Barry Horn

Barry is co-founder of Guild Mortgage and currently executive vice president national production manager.

Crystal Stull

Former co-owner of Paint Sundries Solutions. Currently she is on the advisory board of International Care Ministries in the Philippines and a longtime volunteer at Hope Place of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

Roger Blier

Co-founder and CEO of Passport Unlimited.

Chris Gurdjian

Chris is director of real estate development at Legacy Group Capital, and the owner of Briar Box.

Tim and Melissa Schober

Tim and Melissa own aerospace waterjet manufacturer Pegasus Northwest Inc.

Craig and April Chapman

Craig co-founded INRIX and April served as chairman of the board for Stronger Families.

Erik and Tamara Nelson

The Nelsons are owners of Lynnwood Honda and Snug Harbor Resort.

Charles and Carrie Nay

Charles is co-founder of Guild Mortgage and currently the northwest regional manager.

Richard Mueller

Richard is a co-founder and chief operating officer of Passport Unlimited.

Steve Esau

Steve is a co-founder and vice president of sales at Passport Unlimited.