Council Oak is an Oklahoma-based private equity firm which we describe as a merchant bank. We differ from a venture capital firm in that we serve later staged companies that are profitable and generating positive cash flow. We often provide funding in the form of both mezzanine capital and private equity. With a 16-year track record of successful transactions, Council Oak specializes in recapitalizations as well as merger and acquisition financings.
By backing proven management teams and entrepreneurs with our own money, we become at risk in each transaction. Our rewards are directly dependent on the growing success of your business. By viewing our capital as a long-term investment, we replace debt with less cash-flow-consuming capital. We assist managers in strategic matters but don’t assume control in day-to-day operating decisions. Our role is a supportive and accessible financial partner. We like to create and foster long-term relationships with our customers.