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GPCP was founded to provide the highest level of performance and success for clients while using honesty and integrity throughout each relationship.



About

GPCP is a Merger & Acquisition advisory firm founded to provide the highest level of performance and success for clients while using honesty and integrity throughout each relationship. The Management Team of GPCP brings over 30 years of successful transactional and business advisory experience to each client engagement.

Whether you are looking to sell your business, buy a business, create a succession/exit plan to maximize the value of your business or need financing to grow your business, we can help you. We side with the philosophy to always do the right thing in any circumstance, as we believe it’s the cornerstone in all business relationships.

At GPCP we are dedicated to a personal approach tailored to meet your specific needs. You will work directly with our managing members who will listen to your requirements and goals to create a comprehensive plan to drive a successful outcome for your transaction. We are committed to helping our clients maximize the value for their business through intensive front-end research and identifying the ideal scenario ahead of time. This approach ultimately mitigates problems on the back-end and helps ensure success. We can help you throughout the entire business sale process including; market research, marketing the business, managing due diligence, financing and leading the way to a successful closing.

GPCP primarily focuses on Midwest businesses (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas) with companies on the lower-end of the “middle market” (less than $10 million of EBITDA). As Midwest natives, we know the region and its values and are dedicated to serving the great business owners and businesses across our region.

GPCP has offices in Great Bend, KS, the heart of the Kansas Energy and Agriculture industries, and in Kansas City, MO on the Country Club Plaza.




Management Team

The principals of Great Plains Capital Partners have over 30 years of combined transactional experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial and Investment Banking, Finance and Legal. We have been involved in closing over $1 billion in successful transactions during our careers in deals ranging from $100k to $350 million. We bring real world experience and a practical business approach to every transaction. Our unique skill set and experience set us apart from the competition and help us drive successful results for our clients.

Rex R. Reinhardt, Managing Partner / Founder / rreinhardt@greatplainscp.com

Rex’s background was in Commercial Banking with a regional bank before entering the Merger & Acquisition field in 2007. Working for two regional “M&A” firms before founding GPCP, he worked on transactions in a variety of industries, including Oilfield Services, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Distribution, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Business Services, Software/Technology-enabled Services, Animal Health and Specialty Chemicals. He ran multi-million dollar deal processes in his mid 20’s, which has helped him accelerate his deal-making skills over the years. He has worked with client companies with EBITDA as low as $100k and as large as $30 million, or enterprise values from $300k up to $200 million. Rex values integrity tremendously, and his goal in each engagement is to maximize results for his client while maintaining the highest level of ethical standards.

Rex is a member of Rotary International, Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, and the Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association. Rex currently serves on the board of the Western Kansas API (American Petroleum Institute). He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in Business with a concentration in Finance, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Rex is committed to the community and serving. He is a member of the “Grapevine Group” with Operation Breakthrough, a Kansas City-based charity focused on providing financial and voluntary support to impoverished children and families.

Lance M. Cleaver J.D., Managing Director / lcleaver@greatplainscp.com

Lance has a wide array of legal, business, financial and sales experience. Lance previously worked for Stinson, Mag & Fizzell (now Stinson Leonard) as a corporate attorney where he worked on a wide range of mergers and complex corporate transactions for both public and privately held companies.

As Director and Senior Counsel with Sprint, Lance served as Lead Counsel for Sprint’s Alliance and Business Development organizations. In that capacity, he had responsibility for overseeing over $2 billion in Alliance and Business Development revenue and negotiated a number of key strategic alliance and joint-venture agreements including responsibility for Sprint’s agreements with Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Lucent and Northrop Grumman. While at Sprint, he was also appointed as Lead Sales and Distribution counsel supporting Sprint’s divestiture of its Sprint E|Solutions division ($150mm) and Sprint Conferencing Business ($207mm).

Lance, a Nebraska native, is a licensed Series 65 SEC Investment Advisor Representative, was formerly a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen and has provided management consulting and business advisory services throughout his career. His background and experience are unique in the industry and allow him to provide GPCP clients with the highest level of service and advice. Lance graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas School of Law and is an Aquinas Scholars Honor Graduate from the University of St. Thomas.

Rex E Wiggins / Managing Director – Business Development / rwiggins@greatplainscp.com

Rex has extensive business development and capital raising experience that has been acquired over a successful 25 year career as a venture capitalist and investment banker. During that time, he has led several companies through the IPO process and directed numerous mergers and acquisitions. In total, he has completed over 70 middle market deals in his career. With a specialty in investment sizes from $500K to $5M and companies with terminal values of $5M to $100M, he has been able to stay true to his roots and help out hundreds of motivated small business leaders, many of whom he now considers friends.

Some of his proudest moments were those when he served as the President of Kansas Venture Capital for 15 years. It was in that position where he developed a passion and respect for serving clients in his preferred geographic region (the Midwest). The ability to collaborate and drive business value for strong companies in smaller communities is particularly exiting to him, as he feels those areas are too often ignored by larger “coastal” firms. His time with Kansas Venture Capital gave him tremendous insight into the operations lifecycle across several industries, and allowed for him to develop expertise in financial and business operations for public and privately held companies alike.

Since his time at Kansas Venture Capital, Rex has continued to develop his capabilities through serving in a series of senior management positions with early stage companies. The most rewarding part of these experiences is that each provided him a new and unique challenge in a diverse variety of industries that are of great interest to him, including technology, biotechnology, animal health, and manufacturing. Additionally, he has also served as President of a regional Mergers & Acquisitions firm.

Rex earned both his BS and MBA from the University of Missouri.




Services

Deal Scope and Size:

GPCP focuses on companies with EBITDA up to $10 million, with a “sweet spot” in the $500,000 – $5 million EBITDA range, typically representing Enterprise Values (EV) of $2 – $50 million. GPCP is opportunistic, however, and will engage with clients outside of that range on an opportunistic basis.

GPCP is engaged by sell-side (or buy-side) clients seeking the following services:

  • Buyout/Business Sale
  • Succession/Exit Planning
  • Valuation Services
  • Growth Capital
  • Debt (Senior/Mezzanine) Financing
  • Majority or Minority Equity/Debt Recapitalization
  • Management Buyout/Acquisition Financing
  • Corporate Divestitures
  • Management Consulting



Industry Focus

GPCP has a focus and deal and industry expertise in the following industries:

  • Energy – Equipment, Services and E&P (member of KIOGA and EKOGA)
  • Agribusiness & Agricultural Equipment
  • General Industrial – Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Business & Technology- Enabled Services
  • Human and Animal Health
  • Telecommunications
  • Software Solutions (with an emphasis in SaaS software)
  • Aerospace & Defense

(GPCP will consider businesses outside of its industries of focus on an opportunistic basis)




Transactions

Company Description Scope
Agribusiness and Ag Equipment
Butterfly Supply Inc. Distributor of Agriculture Equipment and Supplies Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Business and Technology-enabled Services
Xcellence Inc. dba Xact Data Discovery Litigation Support and eDiscovery Services Sell-side Advisory – Recap with Private Equity
MedQor Healthcare Informatics Facilitation of Recapitalization
Energy
Polymer Services LLC Production Chemicals and Treatments Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Wellhead Systems Inc. Manufacturer of Wellhead/Production Equipment Sell-side Advisory – Recap with Private Equity
Texas Valve Company Co Inc. Manufacturer/Distributor of Flow Control Products Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Bentley and Associates Inc. Distributor of Oilfield Equipment and Supplies Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Butterfly Supply Inc. Distributor of Oilfield Equipment and Supplies Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Great Plains Inspection & Lining Co. Non-Destructive and Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Sell-side Advisory – Buyout
Human and Animal Health
Oncology Treatments Company

 




GPCP News

9/1/16

MedQor has been recapitalized by Wisper Ventures.  

1/2/16

Polymer Services of Plainville, KS, Sells to a Strategic Buyer

10/8/15

GPCP to exhibit at the 61st annual 3i Show in Dodge City, Kansas.  The 3i show has been one of the Midwest’s largest and most successful shows focusing on the General Manufacturing and Agriculture industries.  

7/1/15
Anti-cancer Biotechnology company OncoVista Innovative Therapies, Inc. Retains GPCP as a Financial Advisor

4/13/15
Rex E. Wiggins joins the GPCP team as Managing Director.

4/8/15

GPCP to exhibit at the 4th annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo in Great Bend, KS.  This show focuses almost entirely on the Agriculture industry in the Midwest, but many Manufacturers exhibit as well.  

1/28/14
Bentley & Associates, Inc. of Great Bend, KS completes sale to Pearigee Partners of Dallas, TX.

1/16/15
Xact Data Discovery of Mission, KS completes recapitalization with Clearview Capital.

11/10/14
Texas Valve Co., Inc. of Afton, OK completes sale to a Private Investment Group in Tulsa, OK.

9/1/14
Lance Cleaver, JD, joins the GPCP team as Managing Director.

4/2/14
Great Plains Inspection and Lining Co. of Great Bend, KS completes sale to private investor.

4/2/14
Butterfly Supply, Inc. of Great Bend, KS completes sale to private investor.

1/22/14
Rex Reinhardt featured on US Oil Boom webcast to speak about buying and selling Oilfield businesses in the US. You can follow the link here to listen to the interview:

http://www.oilboom.us/u-s-oil-boom-podcast-episode-4-interview-business-buying-expert/

6/1/13
GPCP opens Great Bend, KS office to better serve Oil & Gas and Agriculture clients in the Mid-Continent.

2/1/13
Wellhead Systems, Inc. of Hill City, KS completes recapitalization with Ramex Capital, a private equity firm in Houston, TX.




Contact Us

Central Kansas Office
2015 Forest #201
Great Bend, KS 67530

Kansas City, MO Office
435 Nichols Road, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112

Primary Contact
Rex R. Reinhardt
Managing Partner
rreinhardt@greatplainscp.com

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