"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - André Gide
Out there, along the horizon, lies a sea of opportunity waiting to be explored. However, this exploration takes place not from the comforts of shore, but from the trials at sea. For this reason, we embrace the voyage as we identify new opportunities, equip businesses with the proper tools and resources, and keep them on a steady heading.
Our private equity and venture capital firms, Gold Sail Equities and Gold Sail Ventures, actively seek and develop investments that have the potential to disrupt and transform the market. Our investment approach aims to mitigate risk exposure, generate competitive returns, and bring upon a positive impact throughout the communities we serve.
Information on any private offerings at this firm is only available to existing investors and previously qualified individuals and institutions of appropriate sophistication and net worth, and is not available to the general public.
- Current Portfolio Companies -
Since the grand opening in October of 2017, Hammer Donuts has filled a sweet void that has been missing from Purdue University and the Greater Lafayette area for far too long - fresh, handmade donuts. Stop by Hammer Donuts, located in the Discount Den, to enjoy the best donuts in town. Whether you're on your way to class, enjoying a Sunday morning with family, or just want a sweet treat to top off a great night out, Hammer Donuts is there with the freshest and fluffiest donuts around.
Our experienced design team strives to bring each client's unique vision to life by providing first class service at an affordable price. This is our definition of Affordable Luxury. As a full service shop, our trained professionals can assist you in making sense of all your available options. With an abundance of design and product choices readily available in magazines, television shows, the internet, and social media, it's worth having the right team on your side.
The Den is an iconic landmark within the Purdue University community that has been serving students and alumni since 1982. Located within easy walking distance from campus, it has something for everyone: university logoed clothing, snacks, soft drinks, cards, novelty gifts, school supplies and more. The most notable item, of course, is the famous “Den Pop” which has become an integral part of the Purdue experience among Boilermakers, both on campus and around the globe.
This acquisition was attractive due to the Den's iconic brand. The vision for future growth in this business can be achieved by better leveraging the brand and by conducting strategic improvements to the store’s operations.