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moving small market industrial forward


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moving small market industrial forward


Founded in 2012, May River Capital is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm focused on small, high-caliber, industrial growth businesses that have the potential to be transformed into larger, more valuable enterprises

We take pride in our culture of partnership and collaboration – a characteristic that is rooted in a fundamental appreciation for teams and the human element in business

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AN INCH WIDE AND A MILE DEEP, BY DESIGN


AN INCH WIDE AND A MILE DEEP, BY DESIGN


CRITERIA

Industrial is all we do.  Since our founding, we've remained constant in our passion for these businesses, utilizing expertise that has been cultivated over entire careers focused on the industrial sector

We intentionally focus on entrepreneur, founder, and family-owned industrial companies – small businesses that perform well, but could benefit from a partner as they work to scale through operational improvements and strategic initiatives

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CORE INDUSTRIAL SUB-SECTORS

High-value manufacturing, engineered products, industrial services, and value-added industrial distribution businesses

COMPANY scale

$15 to $75 million enterprise value; minimum of $10 million of revenue and $3 million of EBITDA.  Actively evaluate smaller businesses as potential add-on acquisitions to larger strategies

 

COMPETITIVE CHARACTERISTICS

Strong recurring revenue, entrenched customer relationships, high engineering content / proprietary processes or technology, pricing power, niche market leadership, mission critical products, and services with a high cost of failure

GROWTH TRENDS

Benefiting from secular growth trends and / or mega-trends; GDP plus growth profiles

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DO THE RIGHT THING. EVERY DAY


DO THE RIGHT THING. EVERY DAY


PHILOSOPHY

It’s a simple thought, but one that is fundamental to how we work and collaborate with others. Born out of experience and our upbringing in family-owned industrial companies, we believe that success is the sum total of many small decisions. We put to work every day a back-to-basics approach to building teams and strong business cultures


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