Our Experienced Acquisition Team
About Our Subsidiaries
CIG subsidiary companies are representative of diverse industries that all serve a common customer base. CIG subsidiary companies bring “Total Solutions” by providing diverse products and value-added services to major corporations. Our end goal is to create large, competent, scalable, and sustainable minority owned companies that will help our customers consolidate their supplier base to streamline supply chains, while meeting their minority business development objectives without compromising on quality and innovation.
Over the last 10 years, CIG successfully completed five (5) acquisitions/strategic joint ventures for a total of four (4) subsidiary companies:
- Hooven-Dayton Corporation – acquired in 2007 (acquired Benchmark Corp. in 2011); divested in 2018 after over 300% topline revenue growth.
- Digital Color International – acquired in 2011; divested in 2014.
- Cog Corporation – acquired in 2012 and growing.
- TrueChoicePack Corporation – acquired in 2014; divested in 2018 after over 3,000% topline revenue growth.
On average, CIG subsidiary companies experience over 300% topline revenue growth within 3-5 years, given our access to a diverse base of Fortune 1000 corporations with proven value-based relationships.
We have proven experience, expertise and infrastructure in place to successfully accomplish strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and corporate division or subsidiary divestitures.
We have proven experience, expertise and infrastructure in place to successfully accomplish strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, corporate division or subsidiary divestitures.
President/CEO, Christopher Che
An accountant by profession and a veteran chief financial officer for over 17 years with a history of successful acquisitions and joint ventures, Christopher has the expertise and credibility to manage and consummate acquisitions and joint ventures. As CFO, Christopher consummated over four (4) successful strategic minority joint venture partnerships with Fortune 1000 Tier 1 companies such as Printpack (Flexible Packaging); Smurfit-Stone (Corrugated Boxes); Xerox (Documentation Solutions); and Ecolab (Specialty Chemicals). Christopher understands working with Large Fortune companies to structure these partnerships to be successful. As president and CEO of The Che International Group (CIG), he has consummated over five acquisitions to form five independent subsidiary companies serving a common customer base of Fortune 500 companies. Under his leadership, each subsidiary increased revenue by a minimum of 300% within five years. From a base of one employee in 2005, CIG has employed hundreds of employees. Christopher’s leadership has resulted in several awards, including the Executive of the Year Award by the Dayton Business Journal and the Outstanding American by Choice Award from the Department of Homeland Security at the recommendation of the White House. The Outstanding American by Choice Award is the highest award given to Immigrant Americans for outstanding professional and civic achievements and positively contributing to the community. In 2011, President Obama appointed Christopher to serve on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, to help create policies that will help create jobs, make America globally competitive, and stop the recessions.
The Che International Group, under Christopher’s leadership, has created strong customer relationships, a base of Fortune 1000 customers across diverse industries. As a result, newly acquired subsidiaries of CIG have experienced reduced customer penetration or access time to desired customers by 80%, thus ensuring exponential growth. Accordingly, under Christopher’s leadership, CIG is well positioned to identify and acquire through acquisitions and strategic joint ventures and exponentially grow subsidiary companies in diverse industries.
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
An experienced legal team (led by Calvin Buford, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and Chair of its Mergers and Acquisitions Group), Dinsmore & Shohl is one of the region’s largest law firms with over 450 attorneys practicing in four states and the District of Columbia. Dinsmore & Shohl also has significant expertise in negotiating and setting up successful joint ventures, including minority certified joint ventures.
Edge Point Capital Advisors
A highly experienced investment banking group that understands win-win deal structure and sourcing acquisition capital. Edge Point Capital Advisors’ proficiency in both buy and sell sides enables them to structure deals that work well for both CIG and sellers.
Reputable Regional and International Accounting Firms
Clark Schaefer, Hackett & Co. for regional transactions and KPMG Peat Marwick for national and international transactions.