SBJ Capital Acquires Sydnic, a Leading Franchisee of Precision Garage Door Service, a Neighborly Company

SBJ Capital/Sydnic

Sydnic, LLC (“Sydnic”), a leading franchisee of Precision Garage Door Service™ (“Precision”), a Neighborly® company brand, has announced its acquisition by SBJ Capital (“SBJ”), a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sydnic was recently named Precision Garage Door Service Franchise Owner of the Year.

Founded by Doug Kale in 2006, Sydnic is one of the largest franchisees in the Precision system with 10 franchise locations serving the North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia markets. Sydnic technicians repair, maintain, and install residential garage doors, openers, and related equipment. All Sydnic technicians complete a proprietary training program to ensure industry-leading quality and provide same-day service in all company territories. 

We are thrilled to partner with SBJ as Sydnic enters its next phase of growth,” said Sydnic Founder Doug Kale. “We chose to partner with SBJ due to the team’s many years of consumer services and franchise experience and for their passion for partnering with founders to accelerate growth. As one of the leading operators within the Precision system, Sydnic is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for home services within garage doors and beyond.” 

“We are ecstatic that Doug selected us to help build upon Sydnic’s extraordinary growth. We strive to partner with like-minded, founder-owned businesses to help them be the best in their industry and to empower them with the systems and resources to achieve that goal,” said Tom Barber, Managing Director at SBJ. Porter Hall, Principal at SBJ, added, “The residential services market, including garage repair, is witnessing rapid growth driven by secular tailwinds, and our experience as investors in consumer and franchise companies positions us well to support Sydnic in continuing to deliver world-class service to its growing customer base.”

“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Syndic to grow our Precision Garage Door Service in key markets, along with additional Neighborly brands,” said Jon Shell, interim Chief Executive Officer at Neighborly. “This acquisition is a testament from astute investors, like SBJ, to the growth potential in the residential services market, the strength of our brands, and the entire Neighborly system.”

Going forward, Doug Kale will serve on the board of Sydnic as Chairman, and the remaining management team will continue to lead Sydnic, including Chad Aspinwall as President.

Sydnic is actively seeking to extend its relationship with Neighborly by acquiring other Precision franchises in adjacent markets, as well as franchises of other Neighborly brands in Sydnic’s current and adjacent markets, to create a multi-brand residential services platform.

Tree Line Capital Partners provided debt financing in support of SBJ’s acquisition of Sydnic. Truist Securities, Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Sydnic. O’Melveny served as legal advisor to SBJ, and K&L Gates served as legal advisor to Sydnic.

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About SBJ Capital

SBJ Capital is a private investment firm with approximately $600 million of committed capital. SBJ focuses on lower middle-market consumer, business services and healthcare services companies.

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