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Why Sailfish Boats Chose Georgia Oak Partners
“I COULDN'T THINK OF ANYBODY I'D RATHER BE PARTNERED WITH.”
Sailfish Boats is a short drive away from Atlanta. The Georgia Oak team is regularly onsite at the company facility in Cairo, Ga. We stay connected daily by instant messenger, phone and email - working collaboratively to grow the business. We know the local business environment and are able to leverage our network to impact results.
We do not invest from a fund of pooled capital, which would require a strict timeline for exiting our partnership with Sailfish Boats. Rather, our underlying investors are largely family offices who prefer to make singular, specific investments for long-term gains. We are committed to a long-term partnership that will ensure the company's sustainable growth for generations.
Our long-term partnership model allows us to focus on what is right for the company's future, not just what will get the best return in the next few years. This is a critical piece in preserving the legacy that Paul Hoppes has built over 30+ years with his team. We have built relationships within the company and trust his experienced team's input. We're here to ensure his legacy continues to grow.
FIREPOWER FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Paul and his team had an incredibly solid operation before Georgia Oak's involvement. It's one of the reasons we sought to partner with Sailfish Boats. The addition of our team helped to take strong legacy systems and improve upon them to effect meaningful operational improvements. With our partnership, Sailfish has made upgrades in product, production, HR and internal communications.