February 17, 2016

About

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) is a partnership of business owners that buy numerous small businesses every year. We believe ownership matters in the delivery of customer value. And because all great companies started small, we figured we would start now.

Daryl Starr and Mikel Berger kicked off the partnership in the spring of 2016. After decades owning, buying and consulting with small business owners the pair decided it was time to bring in some other partners.

Major Activity Summary:

Spring 2016 – Legal begins
Aug 1, 2016 – First closing with 7 partners
Aug 1, 2016 – LEV acquires share of Bird Dog (board seat)
Aug 11, 2016 – LEV acquires control of Spectrum Seed (board seats)
Aug 26, 2016 – LEV acquires share of Socio (formal advisor)
Sept 19, 2016 – LEV acquires share of SmartFile
Oct 27, 2016 – LEV acquires share of PrintWithMe
Dec 1, 2016 – LEV acquires share of CropZilla (board seat)
Jan 1, 2017 – LEV begins 2017 with 17 partners
Jan 10, 2017 – LEV establishes Tama Financial (board seats)
May 30, 2017 – LEV acquires Magic Glass (board seats)
June 30, 2017 – LEV acquires share of Cheddar (board seat)
July 27, 2017 – First Annual Meeting of LEV in Lafayette, IN – Learn More about LEV AGM
Sept 8, 2017 – Launch of Executive-on-Deck Program
Jan 1, 2018 – LEV begins 2018 with 21 partners
Feb 1, 2018 – LEV partners with Fountain Square Brewing (board seats)
Feb 16, 2018 – LEV acquires Recycle Guy (board seats)
March 6, 2018 – LEV acquires control of Stable-N (Boden) (board seats)
July 26, 2018 – Second Annual Meeting of LEV in Lafayette, IN Learn More about LEV AGM
Nov 10, 2018 – LEV acquires Lafayette Tool & Die (board seats)
Jan 1 , 2019 – LEV begins 2019 with 32 partners.
Jan 8, 2019 – RG acquires Circle City Dumpsters
Jan 26, 2019 – LEV acquires Brickyard Logistics (board seats)
Feb 15, 2019 – Magic Glass acquires Autoglass Express
April 19, 2019 – LEV acquires Skydive Indy (board seats)
May 20, 2019 – New Day Craft merges with Fountain Square Brewing
July 18, 2019 – LEV acquires AgVenture D&M
July 25, 2019 – Third Annual Meeting of LEV in Lafayette, IN

Our journey is still underway. Please consider joining us.