Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired 100% of Skydive Indianapolis from Indiana Skydive Center on April 19, 2019. Skydive Indy was founded and owned by Bob Dougherty. Dougherty launched the business more than 30 years ago from Greensburg, IN. The business was relocated to Frankfort, IN after a tornado hit the Greensburg airport. Skydive Indy is Read more about Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis[…]

Introducing “Allocators” Webinar Series

Today, I am pleased to announce a new type of gathering we have dubbed “Allocators.” We are meeting via webinar in large part because Daryl doesn’t want to drive that much. Secondly (and somewhat more seriously), we want to connect with and help investors and current business owners outside of our target geography. The ideal Read more about Introducing “Allocators” Webinar Series[…]

Magic Glass acquires Autoglass Express

On February 15, 2019, Magic Glass Holdings, LLC (“Magic Glass”) acquired the assets of Autoglass Express (“AGX”) of 505 Farabee Drive, Lafayette, IN from Ron Whitaker. AutoGlass Express provides mobile autoglass service in the Greater Lafayette region. Whitaker will stay involved for the foreseeable future. He will help the team deliver the same quality and Read more about Magic Glass acquires Autoglass Express[…]

Determining Temperament

Investors have heard what business owners already knew: temperament is more important than intelligence. I recently observed a lecture Gary Mishuris, CFA delivered at Babson College entitled “How to Learn Value Investing.” In the presentation he said, “temperament is like a basketball player’s height. You can compensate a little, but it’s really hard to change Read more about Determining Temperament[…]

Little Engine Ventures Acquires Brickyard Logistics

On January 26, 2019 Little Engine Ventures acquired majority interest in Brickyard Logistics, LLC of Indianapolis, IN. Brickyard Logistics delivers automobile and agricultural parts overnight. All staff will be retained and a portion of proceeds will be used to expand daytime services. Brickyard Logistics is Little Engine Ventures’s ninth control investment in less than three Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Brickyard Logistics[…]