September 02, 2014 12:54 PM ET

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Company Overview of Markel Ventures, Inc.

Company Overview

Markel Ventures, Inc. is a private equity arm of Markel Corp. specializing in acquisitions. The firm typically invests in diversified manufacturing, service and value-added distribution businesses, consumer and industrial products, capital equipment, and healthcare sectors. It considers investing in North America for platform investments and globally for add-on investments. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenue between $25 million and $250 million; EBITDA between $5 million (lower for add-on investments) and $50 million; and enterprise value between $25 million and $300 million which might be lower for add-on investments. It seeks to finance the acquisitions using little or no...

4521 Highwoods Parkway

Glen Allen, VA 23060-9817

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Markel Ventures, Inc.

President and Chief Investment Officer
Age: 53
Managing Director
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Markel Ventures, Inc. Key Developments

Markel Ventures, Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2013

Markel Ventures, Inc. reported earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. For the period, revenue was $162 million as compared to $97 million in 2012. Net income to shareholders was $4 million in 2013 compared to $200,000 in 2012. EBITDA was $19 million in 2013 as compared to $9 million in 2012. Revenues, net income to shareholders and EBITDA increased compared to the same period of 2012, primarily due to more favourable results at AMF Bakery Systems in acquisition of Havco in 2012. The three months ended March 31, 2013, include higher cash flows partially offset by higher profit sharing payments compared to the same period of 2012. EBITDA more than doubled to $19.4 million compared to $9.4 million in the previous year.

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