Approach – MiddleGround Capital

we invest in what we know

Our hands-on operational approach, combined with strategic third-party resources, jointly help to benefit businesses and position them for sale as market-leading companies in their fields. We are active partners. You can rely on us to be fair, provide guidance when things are going well and to get involved when times are less certain.

Investment Criteria

North American & European HQ
Revenue: >$75M
EBITDA: $15M to $100M
Transaction Size: up to $500M
Equity Investment: $20M to $350M
Identifiable Value Creation Plan

Sector Focus

IndustrialS, Manufacturing, and Specialty Distribution

We invest in B2B Industrial businesses in the lower middle market because that is where we have spent our careers, both as operators and investors. This includes manufacturing and specialty distribution business models. We detect lack of fit early on and remove ourselves from those processes to save everyone time. We move quickly on companies that are well-aligned with our strategy and are transparent with our progress and feedback. We stand behind our bids, which builds credibility and trust with sellers and intermediary relationships.

We are often a preferred buyer due to our ability to speak the language of owners and management teams and the business improvement capabilities our Operations team brings to the table. We also offer transparency and transaction structure flexibility to enable the alignment of all stakeholders toward future equity value creation.

We believe our experience translates to many manufacturing and distribution businesses that serve a variety of different end markets, as outlined below.

Representative End Markets
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Building Products
  • Capital Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Medical Devices
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Outdoor Products
  • Personal Care Products
  • Plastics & Packaging
  • Transportation