ABOUT US

We acquire and operate strong, growing brands in the e-commerce and SaaS spaces

Welcome to Mobius Holdings

We are an operator actively adding promising brands to our portfolio

I have always wanted to run a company. I tried a couple of times to start something from scratch, all while working a full-time job. After I failed, I realized that starting from scratch is a LOT harder than growing something that already exists. Then I founded Mobius. We acquire, operate, and grow promising SaaS companies and e-commerce sellers.

With acquisitions, you take control of existing operations, products, and relationships. You’re able to replace inefficient processes, streamline order fulfillment, and develop new products from day one. Acquisition entrepreneurs can start with a company that already has forward momentum and take it to the next level. It’s all the fun of building a company without the product-market fit conundrum that has killed countless other startups before.

Acquirers are also in the fortunate position of being able to scan through hundreds of opportunities before settling on the one you want to acquire. That way, you’re not beholden to one idea, one industry, or one business model. You can and should be picky.

We developed a comprehensive filtering process to identify the top performers in the increasingly competitive e-commerce and SaaS markets. Armed with our proprietary process, we are developing a portfolio of companies with defensible business models, multiple sources of revenue, and strong paths to growth. By building a platform of solid companies, we can leverage our operational expertise to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. With Mobius, one plus one can equal three. 

We look forward to working with you. If you’d like to get in touch for any reason, please reach out to us via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

-Ryan

OUR PROCESS

Our proprietary filtering process minimizes risk while maximizing post-acquisition growth opportunities.

INDUSTRY

We cross reference the performance and projections of the company’s niche with the company’s idiosyncratic performance. The niche should be robust, growing consistently, encouraging of repeat customers, and non-cyclical with little fashion risk.

BUSINESS MODEL AND SALES CHANNELS

The company should utilize multiple sales channels to minimize dependence on one platform. If it doesn't, there must be a clear path to adding additional sales channels.

PRODUCTS

We purchase, test, and compare each company’s products against their competitors. Consequently, we only acquire companies whose products truly are best in class. Product sales should be diversified across product offerings and a new product road-map should be determined before the acquisition.

COMPANY STRUCTURE

The company should be experience little disruption under a new owner. If the company has employees, how are their jobs structured and responsibilities allocated? What is the company’s culture?

PROCESSES AND OPERATIONS

The company should have documented processes governing day to day operations. As an operator, Mobius specializes in optimizing processes to improve the profitability of the target company. As such, there should be a clear path for Mobius to add value in this category.

SUPPLY CHAIN

The company should have strong relationships with quality vendors at all points in the supply chain. These relationships should be easily transferred to us with no disruption in service. Additionally, all prices and contracts should be in line with industry standards.

FINANCIAL HEALTH

We comprehensively analyze the financial performance of every opportunity. With this analysis, we produce dozens of projections about the future using our proprietary financial model. We stress test nearly every aspect of the business to evaluate its robustness and to ensure that all financing obligations can be met.

MARKETING

Does the company operate social media accounts? If so, how engaged is their audience? To what extent does the company utilize social media marketing, pay-per-click advertising, e-mail marketing, and other channels? We prefer companies whose marketing and social presence is already strong.

VALUE ADD OPPORTUNITIES

With all the above information, we identify opportunities for Mobius to add significant value to the company. We create a custom multi-phase plan to build the value of the business through targeted product, marketing, and operational improvements.

PICKING A TARGET

We specialize in acquiring, operating, and growing great brands – but to do that, we have to be picky!

What we look for

We’ve defined our acquisition criteria to narrow the field of possible targets and to best utilize our operational expertise. For us to consider acquiring a business, it must meet the below criteria before we will commit the resources for full due-diligence.
E-Commerce
  • Seller discretionary earnings (SDE) of $100,000 to $1,500,000
  • Operates across several sales channels, including a standalone website, Amazon FBA, and/or similar marketplace
  • Online-based, geographically independent
  • Eligible for SBA financing
  • Not in the apparel, jewelry, beauty, fashion, supplements, or electronics niches
  • Profitable in each of the previous 12 months with a consistent profitability profile
  • Established social media presence, including a strong Instagram following
  • Growth opportunities in developing new products and implementing more efficient processes
  • At least 25% net margins
SaaS
  • Seller discretionary earnings (SDE) of $100,000 to $1,500,000
  • Eligible for SBA financing
  • At least 70% net margin
  • More than 100 paying customers
  • Year on year revenue growth of at least 25%
  • Less than 3% monthly churn rate
  • Customer LTV of at least $250
  • Customer acquisition cost (CAC) recoverable in less than 9 months
  • LTV of at least four times CAC

MEET THE TEAM

Highly experienced e-commerce operators, financial professionals, and social media marketers
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Ryan Brauchler
Managing Partner - Data analytics, operations, strategy, marketing

E: ryan@mobiusholdings.com

T: +1.646.770.3028

Ryan has worked in the financial services industry for almost a decade. His career began at a large international bank and for the last 5 years he has worked in asset management and investing. Ryan’s expertise lies in valuation, quantitative analysis, and operational efficiency. He’s also started and operated three companies on his own before turning toward acquisition entrepreneurship. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in math and economics.

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Nick Doering
Partner - M&A, due diligence, finance, operations

E: nicolas@mobiusholdings.com

T: +1.952.412.6520

Nick began his career at a global strategy consulting firm focused on M&A due diligence for corporate acquirers and financial sponsors. For the last 2+ years he has worked as a private equity investor focused on high-growth, technology-enabled service companies. Nick’s expertise lies in transaction execution, growth strategy and implementation, and financial management. Nick graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree, with honors in economics and honors in philosophy.

CONTACT

Have a company to sell? Interested in working with us? Drop us a line!

We'd love to hear from you

We’re always looking for interesting companies to acquire and talented people to work with.

 

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