When Marcus Lemonis isn’t running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. In the past 10 years, he’s successfully turned around over 100 companies. Now he’s bringing those skills to CNBC and doing something no one has ever done on TV before … he’s putting millions of dollars of his own money on the line. In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that’s impossible to refuse; his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside these companies, he’ll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself. [CNBC]
Marcus returns to four companies—a pie business in Florida, an embroidery and silk-screening outfit in Queens, a Long Island salon and a sports-memorabilia enterprise in Pennsylvania—to check on their progress.
A chain of natural pet-food stores in the Chicago area could be undermined by its rapid growth.
Poor management has left Blues Jean Bar on the verge of unraveling and in need of Marcus's help.
Two best friends started a luxury gazebo company – but an inefficient process and poor workplace conditions have brought their relationship to the breaking point.
The owner of a lobster shack is swimming in debt and spending irresponsibly.
Dark times have befallen Vision Quest Lighting, whose owner lost his way following a slump in sales.