About Banyan Tech Group

We are experienced operators driving accelerated growth and scaling entrepreneurial businesses
in lower middle market. We bring immediate value by leveraging our skills; end market experience;
existing relationships and uncommon business practices creating accretive value for all stakeholders.
Unique Methods
Accelerated Growth
Diverse Portfolio
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Who We Are


We’re an Uncommon Capital Group founded by Experienced C Suite Operators from the Automotive Aftermarket space focused entirely on the Automotive Aftermarket as a differentiated alternative to the traditional Private Equity Capital market.


Our Mission is ‘To Accelerate and Scale entrepreneurial businesses by leveraging our skill set; end market expertise and existing customer relationships deploying uncommon business practices to create accretive value for all stakeholders.


We partner with entrepreneurs, family owned businesses and corporate carveouts, specifically when we can bring direct and immediate value to accelerate the business outputs and scale the business. Our long term perspective and source of patient capital can unlock accelerated growth potential within the business.


Transaction Types

We excel at working in concert with entrepreneurs, family owned/run businesses to bring capital for sale events and management buyouts. Our targets also include Corporate Carveouts.

Investment Size

Although we are not limited by size, our sweet spot is $2M-$10M EBITDA companies.


Automotive Aftermarket OEM, Franchised Dealers focused businesses, Auto Service Maintenance & Repair related businesses, Technology, Manufacturing /Distribution /Assembly, Services.


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We’re experienced operators. We complement the management teams by bringing our relationships & expertise to accelerate their growth and expansion. Strategic Board level role; Business Development, Sales Acceleration and Strategic Improvement focus.

Investment Structure

Control Equity ownership combined with subordinated debt. Our sources of capital comes from institutional investors; family offices & high net worth individuals (ex CEOs). We structure each transaction with the most efficient source of capital.



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Our Team

Meet our experienced leadership team

Tanvir Arfi

Founder & Chairman

Tanvir is the founder and Chairman of Banyan Technologies Group. Tanvir is an experienced CEO from several Automotive Aftermarket, OEM and Franchised Dealer focused businesses. He was the Managing Director of Solera Holdings where he worked on the largest automotive tech transaction in history valued at over $6.7 Billion in partnership with Goldman Sachs, Koch ventures and Vista Equity Partners. Prior to Solera Holdings, Tanvir was the President and CEO of Robert Bosch’s Automotive Service Solutions division business, with approximately 5,000 employees, operations in 19 countries, and revenues in excess of $1.4 Billion.

Matt Ballard


Matt Ballard combines a strong technical background with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Matt was Vice President of Services and Technology for Bosch. He was responsible for service products across the mobility market, and development of technical solutions for all the major Automotive OEM’s. Prior to Bosch, Matt held multiple positions at SPX, responsible for information technology, and the acquisition of capabilities to execute the strategy of SPX. Matt has also held positions in Information Technology, Product Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality at various other companies.

David Kowalski


A seasoned global business leader and operations executive with nearly 40 years of experience spanning multiple industries and product lines. David served as President of Global Manufacturing Operations and as an Officer for SPX FLOW, Inc. from 2015 through September 2018. Prior to that role, David served as President of the Industrial Products Segment (~$1.1B in sales), President of the Test and Measurement segment ( $1.4B in sales) and President of Service Solutions (~$1.1b in sales) during his 16 years at SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500, global and multi-industry manufacturing leader with (at peak) an $8 billion market cap, and $6 billion in annual revenue.

Tim Turvey


Tim is a seasoned veteran in the Automotive field, with 37 years of industry experience working for multiple automotive companies across the globe. In 2014, Tim was appointed as General Motor Company’s Global Vice President of Aftersales, a position he held until retiring in 2020 and joining Banyan as an Advisor.During his tenure he led GM’s CCA to deliver record growth in customer service retention, achieve top brand ranking in J.D. Power GM dealer customer service, consistent record growth in EBIT, free cash flow and ROIC. He also led GM in the transformation of culture to create a positive work environment and drive consistent results. 


Why Banyan Advisors?

We deliver a full spectrum of Corporate Advisory Services to supplement your teams or take full responsibility in:
• M&A Advisory
• Target Assessment, Acquisition Due Diligence
• Integration and Improvement
• Operations; Supply Chain & IT Consulting
• Strategic Roadmap & Product Roadmap Development
• Sales Acceleration Strategies

With successful engagements in:
• Automotive Aftermarket
• Health Care
• Dealership Services
Mergers and Aquisitions

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