A Quick Look at Capital For Business® (CFB)

25 portfolio companies

25 Portfolio
Companies

$500 million in revenue

$500 Million
in Revenue

1,900 Employees

1,900
Employees

Nationwide Footprint

Nationwide
Footprint

About Us


Capital For Business® (CFB) is a middle market industrial growth investment firm committed to providing capital to middle-market manufacturing and value-added industrial services companies.

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The Team


With nearly 100 years of collective experience providing board level guidance to middle market companies, the CFB team has the resources and experience to identify growth opportunities and facilitate operational improvements.

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The CFB Difference

Midwest Values, National Reach


Integrity

Integrity

We emphasize straightforward, honest collaboration and partnership with our management teams.

Unique Capital Structure

Unique Capital Structure

Our unique capital structure includes both subordinated debt and equity. We want our management teams to invest in their company and their future. We offer management teams the opportunity to invest alongside us, earning current returns in addition to upside equity.

Trust

Trust

CFB does not run companies day to day. Instead, we earn trust by partnering with management teams, providing board-level guidance and the resources our management teams need to succeed.

Responsibility

Responsibility

We take pride in following through on our promises, from responsive and straightforward feedback, to standing behind our proposals in order to deliver the highest certainty to close.

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Our Focus


CFB invests in middle-market manufacturing and value-added industrial services companies. Our companies generally have strong management teams, niche market leadership and high potential for growth through product development, optimizing business development, capacity expansion and acquisitions.

Size Parameters

  • $10 – 100 million in revenues for platform companies
  • $2 – 7 million in EBITDA for platform companies
  • No minimum for add-on  acquisitions

Success Factors

  • Proven management
  • Proven cash flow
  • Opportunities to deploy capital
  • Defensible market position
  • Scalable business platform
  • Growing niche

Transaction Scenarios

  • Family and entrepreneur-owned transitions
  • Management buyouts
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Spin outs from larger entities
  • Independent sponsor transactions

Structure

  • Subordinated debt
  • Common stock

Exit Strategies

  • Sale to management
  • Sale to strategic or financial acquirer
  • Recapitalization

Not Considered


We do not invest in companies outside of manufacturing and value-added industrial services, start-ups, turnarounds, unproven technologies, real estate or financial institutions.

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