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. In 2011, President Obama appointed him to serve on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
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.