Micro-cap private equity firm

Expertly-targeted research and communications plan drives PE firm to exceed goals for fundraising, pipeline building, and capital deployment.


doubled fundraising goal of $25M


increase in the prospective investor pipeline

18 mos

to achieve the five-year target for capital allocation


A private equity firm investing in micro-cap companies based in the western U.S. typically focused on a specific niche and was approached with opportunities outside their area. The fund manager needed:

  • a confidential investor memo to catalyze conversations with prospective limited partners in their current area of expertise, including a thorough market landscape analysis for sophisticated investors
  • diligence (understanding the landscape, the players, the customer experience, and the key risks for the industry/type of business) on a prospective portfolio company expressing interest in being acquired outside the fund manager’s industry of expertise


The fund manager was actively involved with companies the fund owned, making their time limited. Although the manager considered performing the confidential investor memo and acquisition due diligence internally, they knew that the time and expertise required to perform due diligence and build out presentations were worth seeking an external partnership.


Over a quick turnaround period of four weeks, Artemis:

  • performed due diligence to understand the landscape, players, customer experience, and key risks for the type of business of a portfolio company looking to be acquired
  • met directly with the fund manager and portfolio company to facilitate a collaborative due diligence process
  • worked collaboratively with the fund manager to build a confidential investment memorandum worthy of presentation in conversations with potential limited partnerships


The memo led to a spectacular return: a 125% increase in the prospective investor pipeline and a final raise of $50M, exceeding the manager’s fundraising goal of $25M. In turn, the fund manager reached their five-year goal for capital deployment in only 18 months. Moreover, while Artemis recommended that the fund not invest in the potential target that was outside their focus area, the new funding that resulted from Artemis’s memo enabled the firm to acquire several high-quality companies.

In addition to being a significant stress reliever, Artemis provided the manager with the strategic guidance to quickly assess a new market and its attendant risks, as well as the materials to engage with the right investors for the fund.

The manager continues to use Artemis for project-based and strategic planning for both the private equity firm and the affiliated holding company.

“Artemis acts with the entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude of a small business. They’re responsive, thoughtful, cost-effective, and deliver excellent results. Using an outside consultant can be scary because no one cares as much as you do, but they have delivered beyond my expectation and I think they’re worth the investment.”

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