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SGH: Building Relationships – The Key to Successful Investing

Simon Group Holdings has redefined traditional investment strategies by eliminating specific criteria and expanding our portfolio to a variety of industries. However, while our strategy does not fit into a template or set of criteria, there is one common thread that can be found in all of our business deals: strong relationships. As Sam Simon always says, “We invest in …

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SGH: Simon Group Holdings Redefines Traditional Investment Strategies

An oil truck and a credit card helped Sam Simon kick start a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, but the history goes much deeper than that. Compared to other private equity firms, Simon Group Holdings has taken a different approach to starting successful companies. While many investors implement traditional strategies, such as maintaining specific investment criteria or working with particular industries, Simon Group …

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Creating a Culture of Love

Fathers have vital roles in their families. The responsibility we have in forming our children is not just a job we can do with less than our full attention. Being a parent is a vocation. Therefore, it’s not something we can quit when things become difficult. Fathers don’t lower their standards, they help to raise their kids up. Children should …

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Sam Simon: To Honor Those Who Served: To Help Those They Left Behind

This week, while many were enjoying spring and thinking about the end of the school year and summer vacation, thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for National Police Week. Participants include the survivors of fallen officers – the wives, husbands, children, parents, siblings, friends and colleagues – of those who were killed in the line of duty. They came …

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Sam Simon: What’s Behind the SGH Logo?

Simon Group Holdings leaders and I have received great feedback about our new website and logo. One of my connections asked if I’d share the rationale behind the new logo’s development. First, we wanted to change the colors. SGH is energetic and gray doesn’t reflect our dynamism. Green represents growth, freshness and relates to our investment industry – it’s the …

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Bob Kenyon: Listening and Helping Atlas Customers Grow Through Innovation

Since its founding in 1985 by Sam Simon, Atlas Oil Company has grown through technology, operational innovation, and an unwavering commitment to customer success. It’s been an exciting journey, and I’ve learned a lot over the 20 years I’ve worked at Atlas, and from our leader Sam. I’ve also learned from our customers – what they need, and what barriers …

In Leadership Views, Sam Simon, VESTA Modular by Simon Group Holdings

Sam Simon: VESTA Modular – Patience Led to Purposeful Growth

Many would-be investors and entrepreneurs have misguided expectations that success and revenue will both come quickly. Conversely, it’s hard work, long hours and a relentless drive to succeed that lead to growth. Patience also is an important trait. We’re patient buyers at Simon Group Holdings (SGH). We spend time researching companies we’re interested in acquiring. We do our due diligence. …

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Sam Simon: Soaring to New Heights with ETI Tech

What often separates good deals from bad deals, as well as good companies from those that are great, is the people. It always comes back to people. No matter how technologically savvy we are in the 21st Century, companies don’t run themselves, exceptional leaders do. One of the Simon Group Holdings (SGH) tenets is that we invest in people. In …

In Leadership Views, Sam Simon, VESTA Modular by Simon Group Holdings

Sam Simon: Momentum at Soaring Pine Capital and VESTA Modular

Vision, determination and teamwork are characteristics of Simon Group Holdings leaders as well as a relentless drive to win and deliver for our customers. My congratulations to our Soaring Pine Capital (SPC) and VESTA Modular teams who both had good news this week. SPC and its affiliate LPI – Berkshire Estates received a final payoff on its loan to Night …

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Sam Simon: It Began with a Truck and a Loan and Today, Atlas Oil is Michigan’s Largest Logistics Company

Entrepreneurs are often called crazy risk takers, but consider that if no one took a chance, we wouldn’t be a country of leaders and innovators. And, in 1985, at age 21, if I hadn’t taken a $30,000 credit card cash advance, to purchase my first fuel truck, Atlas Oil Company wouldn’t have been founded.  I am proud and humbled that …