The Louisiana Buyout Fund (LBF) is a leading private
investment firm focused on information technology companies
across a range of industries.
Our unique investment and growth model allows us to identify
value that most other firms overlook. We further enhance our
investment performance by relocating operating companies to the
State of Louisiana to take advantage of a favorable business and
jobs climate, lower operating costs and innovative state and
We embrace a contrarian philosophy and combine that with deep
investment and operational expertise to set LBF apart from other
We see opportunity where others see decline. We solve problems and work with our portfolio companies as partners and innovators. We believe that growth comes from more than just having a great product and that innovation needs to occur at every level of a company’s operations – pricing, go to market strategy, operating margins, financial discipline – in order to achieve significant growth in a highly competitive global marketplace.
LBF’s approach to investing helps us recognize value – or the potential for value – where others cannot see it. This contrarian philosophy, combined with the right mix of time, capital, and management and operational expertise, allows us to deliver consistent and above market investment performance. The end result is creating successful investments out of challenging situations.
To optimize growth for our portfolio companies, LBF employs a sophisticated array of financial and capital market expertise – from routine buyouts to turnarounds and unique opportunities. We bring an unsurpassed level of investment skills, experience, operational and management expertise to our portfolio companies. Our razor focus on the information technology sector allows us to leverage our relationships to get unique deal flow and the very best people to lead our companies.
Our partners have participated as principals and advisors in
literally hundreds of technology company acquisitions and they
have all run successful software companies during their careers.
We believe that the proper path to becoming a world class
investment firm is to hire professionals that have actually
owned and operated businesses and teach them investment skills
rather than trying to teach financial people what it is like to
actually run a real business. Read more...
Sector Focus and Acquisition Criteria
LBF has an extensive network of entrepreneurs, bankers, technology executives and other industry related professionals across the entire information technology spectrum. Our breadth and depth of focus on a single sector gives us a critical advantage at identifying unique opportunities that are overlooked by other investment firms. Furthermore, our industry expertise allows us to move far more quickly than firms that are less sure about value and value creation in a single sector. This “speed to close” is often critical in the unique opportunities we specialize in.