THREE DECADES AND DOZENS OF SUCCESSFUL MID MARKET MANUFACTURING TRANSACTIONS
Blue Valley's CEO, Loren M. Smith, has been responsible for dozens of acquisitions over the last 30 years. All of these acquisitions have been Mid Market Manufacturing companies, with revenues fanging from $2M to $50M. Most of the sellers were founders; some retired after selling, some stayed to run their companies post-acquisition.
By executing an aggressive acquisition strategy, as EEO and principal shareholder, Smith took Monona Wire Corporation from $400k revenue to $85M, followed by the sale of the company in 2001. Monona is a manufacturer of Electrical Wire Harness Assemblies. Smith was a founder of the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association [WMHA] and is a frequent speaker at their annual meetings.
As CEO of Blue Valley Capital, Smith has manage the sale of a number of Wire Harness Manufacturing companies, as well as the sale of manufacturing companies in a variety of other industries including: Electronic/Electrical Assembly, Precision Metal Fabricating and Metal Stamping. Smith was General Manager of the Connector Products Division of Texas Instruments early in his career, and earned BS and MBA degrees. Smith never "hands off" clients to one of his Junior Associates. Smith is hands on with every client, start to finish.