What is the first step in the evaluation of a potential investment?

A business proposal must be submitted that clearly articulates: 1) the stage of the business and any significant achievements or development milestones; 2) the primary product(s) and/or service(s); 3) the targeted market(s) for these products and/or services; 4) management team biographies; 5) sales and marketing strategy; 6) financial history (where applicable) and projected financial statements; and 7) the amount of requested capital and current capital structure.

What is the EMG difference?

While all investment firms pride themselves on the support that they deliver to their portfolio companies, Erie Management Group takes great satisfaction in the close cooperation among management. Given the staff's collective backgrounds, EMG's high performance work teams provide a wealth of experience, knowledge, and strategic expertise. In addition, EMG is committed to extending the support network of the portfolio companies and bringing economic growth to the Greater Lake Erie region.

What are the types of companies in which EMG invests?

EMG invests in technologies and companies across a wide array of industries and throughout the business maturity spectrum. Investments are based on two primary factors: 1) an opportunity to create shareholder value by providing knowledgeable support and focused resources to the project, and 2) an opportunity to create or attract jobs to the Erie, PA community.

Does EMG invest outside Erie, PA?

EMG actively reviews and considers opportunities from both within the Erie community and throughout the world. It is required that each investment provides growth for Erie.

Will EMG co-invest with other funds?

While each opportunity is reviewed open-mindedly, it is preferred that EMG be the first "outside money" into a company in the venture stage as well as the primary equity capital in support of management buyouts, acquisition campaigns and recapitalizations.

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