ROOTS EQUITY GROUP

Government & Defense | Technology | Restaurants

Approach

We are a private equity group focused on obtaining majority and minority interests in US based companies. Our approach is to partner with experts to source, vet, and grow companies in their respective fields. We focus on the following three sectors:

 

 

Government & Defense

Sub-Sectors:

  • Intelligence Community Contractors

  • Federal and Local Government Contractors

  • ​Defense, & Aerospace Contractors

  

Our Experts Give US Access To:

  • 3 and 4 Star Generals in the Military

  • Technical Heads of the NSA & Pentagon  

  • Intelligence Agency Decision Makers

  • High Level Government Officials

Technology

Sub-Sectors:

  • ​Cybersecurity

  • ​Enterprise Software

  • Information Technology

Our Experts Give US Access To:

  • TS/SCI Cleared, NSA Level Engineers

  • Industry Thought Leaders in Cybersecurity

  • Top Tier Enterprise Software Executives

  • Enterprise Level CTO Client Network

Restaurants

Sub-Sectors:

  • Fast Casual

  • Full Service

  • Management/Joint Venture Deals

Our Experts Give US Access To:

  • Serial, Multi-Unit Restaurateurs

  • Celebrity Chefs & the Top Culinary Minds

  • Food and Cultural Influencers

  • Hotel F&B and Joint Venture Network

Investment Criteria

Government & Defense

EBITDA of $1MM-$15MM

Majority and Minority Equity Transactions

United States based business

EBITDA Margin ≥ 5%

Technology

Revenue of $5MM-$250MM

Majority and Minority Equity Transactions

United States based business

EBITDA Margin ≥ 10%

Restaurants

EBITDA of $0.25MM-$10MM

Majority and Minority Equity Transactions

1-15 Storefront Locations

EBITDA Margin ≥ 15%

 
Team

Shawn Hakim: Founder & Managing Director

Shawn Hakim is a private equity executive with an operational background. Hakim has served as Founder, President, or Head of Business Development for various multi-million dollar organizations.

Amongst his accomplishments: he founded and successfully exited an international venture, raised multi-million equity investment rounds, served as lead consultant in the design of a nine figure grossing technology product, and developed/executed a celebrity backed humanitarian effort aiding thousands of impoverished people.

In terms of education, Hakim earned a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

 
Contact

We are always looking to meet entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and intermediaries.

 

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