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Capital Partners

Seeking succession for your business?
Crux offers a compelling option

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About Us

Crux is an Australian, privately held, entrepreneurial investment firm focused on acquiring and operating a single small to medium sized business.

Crux will take a controlling stake in an existing Australian business with a track record of profitability. We provide a compelling exit alternative for business owners who are considering retirement or taking a significantly reduced role in their day to day operations. We are different from traditional strategic or private equity buyers and offer a unique combination of capital, financial flexibility and managerial expertise.

Investment Criteria


  • $10m+ revenues
  • $3m+ EBITDA
  • Revenue growth momentum
  • High organic growth potential


  • Private, concentrated ownership
  • B2B model
  • Strong market penetration
  • Room for operational & managerial improvements


  • Growing sector
  • High competitive barriers
  • Low regulatory pressures
  • Low cyclicality

Our Approach

Our approach to finding the right investment opportunities focuses on unlocking maximum value for all stakeholders.

Propriety Pipeline
proprietary pipeline
Simple process
Straightforward pre- & post- Acquisition process
Responsible Investing (ESG)


Orlando Guerra


Managing Director

  • Investment Banking & Private Equity
  • Corporate Finance & Deal Sourcing
  • HEC Paris MBA

Orlando's background encompasses investment banking, private equity, and entrepreneurship across New York, London, and Paris. 

He has performed financial analysis, valuation, and due diligence of companies and investment portfolios around the globe. He has also created operating, growth, and diversification strategies for companies looking to expand across borders.

Orlando holds an MBA from HEC Paris, a Master of Finance from London's Cass Business School, and a Bachelor of Economics from Boston University.


Originally from New York, Orlando has taken his passion of traveling to 80 countries around the world. He has lived and worked professionally in the United States, Puerto Rico, England, France, Poland, and Mongolia.

Orlando has also always been passionate about soccer, and he remains active in rock climbing, scuba diving, and volunteering to help entrepreneurs launch their startups.

Orlando and Chai met at HEC Paris where they co-founded a travel startup.

Chai Rachabattuni


Managing Director

  • Management Consulting & Engineering
  • Operational Improvements & Turnarounds
  • HEC Paris MBA

Chai's background is in management consulting across Sydney and Dubai. 

He has worked on several turnarounds of companies, including operations improvement, revenue growth, sales management and commercial due diligence.

Before management consulting, he worked in oil and gas engineering in Houston, where he developed and validated process designs for offshore platforms of major oil and gas clients. 

Chai holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Chai was born in India, and has travelled extensively across the world, living in several countries, including the United States, Brunei, Singapore, France, UAE, and Australia.

He enjoys spending time in nature, including rock climbing, hiking, camping, and kayaking. He has led several introductory outdoor sport climbing trips for beginners. Chai is also a founding member of the second biggest chess club in the US.

Chai and Orlando met at HEC Paris where they co-founded a travel startup.

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