Press Releases – 2011

Invest LocallyDecember 15, 2011

LV2 Equity Partners was a sponsor and participant in the Western Michigan Investor Education Summit held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

The purpose of this seminar was to educate accredited investors on the opportunities and risks associated with private capital investments. Areas of focus were real estate syndication, angel investing, early stage venture capital, and later stage private equity opportunities.

John Pollock, Managing Director of LV2 Equity Partners served as a panelist for the private equity breakout sessions.


October 13 & 14, 2011

Michael J. Flint
Private Equity International
Operating Partners Forum 2011
The McGraw-Hill Conference Center – New York

Mike Flint, Co-founder & Senior Managing Director of LV2 Equity Partners, served as a panelist at this inaugural conference. The purpose of the forum was to advance the private equity industry's understanding of what it takes to make portfolio companies operationally better, and how much can be gained when it is done well.

Operating Partners are the future of private equity in their role of delivering investment performance through top and bottom line improvement. A major focus of the panel discussion was on how Operating Partners interface with CEOs and CFOs of the portfolio company.

Mike discussed LV2 Equity Partners' approach to creating value in a company by building a solid foundation of people, processes and systems and a strong track record of growing revenue and earnings.

Inc. 5000

NEX Solutions Named to the Inc. 500|5000 List for Second Consecutive Year
NEX Solutions Ranks #4 amongst Michigan Manufacturers on the 2011 Inc. 5000 List

Litchfield, MI
September 29, 2011

Inc. magazine ranked Nex Solutions number 3,138 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year's list. Nex Solutions joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year. Nex Solutions job growth came in at an impressive 166% over the past three years. 2011 is the second consecutive year Nex Solutions has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list.

"Providing outstanding products and services to premier customers in diverse industries has driven consistent growth for Nex Solutions," says General Manager Kevin Grossman. "We are most proud of the jobs we added during a period in Michigan when employment levels were depressed. We are continuing to develop new business opportunities that will drive sales and employment growth at Nex Solutions."

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

About Nex Solutions

Nex Solutions is a leading provider of custom steel fabrication, welding and powder coating services - specializing in large components and assemblies that require a high degree of structural integrity. Nex Solutions has also been named to The Fabricator Magazine's "Fab 40" list of the most successful US steel fabricators two years in a row. Nex Solutions is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.

For more information, please visit our website at Contact Information: Joe Chase (517) 542-0105 ext 231,

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September 12 & 13, 2011

LV2 Equity Partners was a sponsor and participant in the ACG Great Lakes Capital Connection in Indianapolis, Indiana. This involvement included hosting a private equity trade booth during the event with other PE groups.


January 19, 2011Association for Corporate Growth

John Pollock, Managing Director of LV2 Equity Partners moderated an ACG panel of experts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The panel discussion focused on strategies, opportunities, and risks associated with the acquisition of distressed companies. Panelists included professionals from the private equity, investment banking, and turnaround advisory industries.