Behind the scenes, reflections, and ideas
April 27, 2023
John Stewart Provides $10 Million Gift to the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics
MiddleGround Capital Founder John Stewart Provides $10 Million Gift to the University of Kentucky’s Gatton...
April 6, 2023
Podcast: “executive sessions”, Episode 1
Introducing episode 1 of "executive sessions" with host Clayton Gullett, a Podcast about Industrial Manufacturing
February 28, 2023
MiddleGround Made: Banner Medical/Edge International
Next in our MiddleGround Made series: Banner Medical/Edge International
February 6, 2023
Hiring At MiddleGround
Amplifying Returns Through Talent with Kristen Baily of MiddleGround Capital
January 23, 2023
MiddleGround Capital Announces Opening of European Office
MiddleGround Capital announces the launch of its European office, alongside hires to lead the new...
January 20, 2023
MiddleGround Capital Announces Promotions and New Partners
MiddleGround has promoted several of its team members to Partner and C-Level positions.
December 7, 2022
MiddleGround Made: Plasman
Next in our MiddleGround Made series: Plasman, a global manufacturer in bumpers/fascia, grilles, exterior trim and...
December 1, 2022
Private Equity International: Ready For Action
The ability to scale up and down the deal size spectrum through co-investment allows for...
November 8, 2022
MiddleGround Made: Attala Steel
Next up in MiddleGround Made: Attala Steel. We acquired Attala in 2021 and there are...
October 6, 2022
MiddleGround Made: Race Winning Brands
Next in our MiddleGround Made series, we present Race Winning Brands, a platform we acquired...
October 4, 2022
Private Equity International: Chain Reaction
Being a communicative and reliable part of the supply chain can enable mid-market industrial companies...
September 29, 2022
Manufacturing Today: The Industry Insider
MiddleGround Capital is a private equity firm wise beyond its years. Formed of leading industry...
August 31, 2022
MiddleGround Made: ALCO
We are excited to present our next installment of MiddleGround Made featuring: ALCO, a platform...
July 28, 2022
MiddleGround Made: Arrow TruLine
We are excited to present our next installment of MiddleGround Made featuring: Arrow Tru-Line, Inc,...
June 29, 2022
MiddleGround Made: NKS
We are pleased to share our next installment of MiddleGround Made: National Kwikmetal Service (“NKS”)
June 2, 2022
PRI: Special Report: Private Equity In Motorsports
“Our motto is to ‘leave everything better than we found it.’ We are not perfect,...
May 11, 2022
MiddleGround Made: Lindsay Precast
We are extremely excited to present MiddleGround Made, a new series showcasing the amazing work...
April 5, 2022
Buyouts: Deal Activity Booms Despite Challenges
Last year saw record levels of manufacturing and industrial sector dealmaking and 2022 has started...
March 24, 2022
BluWave Recognizes Top 50 PE Firms – MiddleGround Earns “Top Innovator of the Year”
February 10, 2022
2021: Year in Review
MiddleGround reflects on our biggest accomplishments of the past year and talk about where we're...
December 9, 2021
MiddleGround Portfolio Company Bus Tour
Earlier this year, the entire team at Middleground hopped on a bus to experience our...
November 4, 2021
PE Hub: MiddleGround puts the pedal to the metal in auto-industry investments
October 7, 2021
Buyouts: Putting data, branding and creativity at the heart of sourcing
Prioritizing data and process in sourcing has played out well through the past 18 months,...
August 12, 2021
Investors & Operators: Lauren Mulholland
In this episode of 51 Labs' podcast, Investors & Operators, Lauren Mulholland, Founding Partner, sits...
September 7, 2020
Buyouts: Value Creation via ESG
The focus on ESG is growing, yet few lower middle-market private equity fund managers have...
April 21, 2020
How Can Private Equity Help Manufacturers?
MiddleGround partners John Stewart and Scot Duncan teamed up with Thomas and Industrial Exchange to...
March 20, 2020
Private Equity Fast Pitch: Lauren Mulholland
In this episode of Northstar’s Private Equity Fast Pitch podcast, Lauren sits down with Jeff...
March 19, 2020
SPS Source Talks: Christen Paras
In this episode of Sutton Place Strategies' Source Talks, MiddleGround's Head of Business Development, Christen...
March 13, 2020
Who is John Stewart?
MiddleGround Partner John Stewart started his career as an hourly line worker at Toyota Manufacturing...
October 5, 2019
Now the real work starts
Lauren Mulholland talks about co-founding MiddleGround Capital 18 months ago without an income and with...
October 3, 2019
Office to Shop Floor
We often learn something and continue to do it the same way for a long...
September 19, 2019
Like life, business is full of small wins... It’s college football season and while the...
September 1, 2019
Why We’re Different
"In order to make a difference, you have to dare to be different than others."...
August 23, 2019
Take the initiative. Brittany had a frustrating onboarding process at Alco in 2016 when she...
August 15, 2019
Team Golf Outing in Kentucky
We use a lot of technology to keep our team connected at MiddleGround Capital but...
August 1, 2019
Welcome to Steel Craft
MiddleGround Capital is on a mission to preserve the future of North American Manufacturing. Check...
July 1, 2019
We meet every employee post-acquisition. In the first few weeks, our partners arrange town halls...
July 1, 2019
Kaizen in Action
Some things don’t need to be complicated. At MiddleGround Capital some of the best examples...
June 24, 2019
Our Portfolio Companies Inspire Us
This inspires us. The Founder of Steel Craft, which we just acquired, reads a text...
June 21, 2019
Why MiddleGround Capital is different? I used to think poorly of myself because I dropped...
June 12, 2019
New American Manufacturing Worker
The new American manufacturing worker wants more than a steady paycheck. The new worker wants...
June 1, 2019
Our Operating Experience
The Private Equity Sponsor community is a crowded field. Don't settle for the same old...
June 1, 2019
When we started MiddleGround Capital in 2018, my kids’ playroom was our NY office. We...
May 23, 2019
Mama Wolf, Britany Dittmer A new face in American manufacturing. Production manager. Oversees 100 people....
May 1, 2019
Women in Private Equity
How can we get more women interested in private equity? We need mentors, peers, networking...