Case Studies

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Investment Criteria

Our Focus

Capital For Business® (CFB) is singularly focused on middle-market manufacturing and value-added industrial services companies. Our companies often share similar characteristics including strong management teams, niche 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


  • 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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Business Owners

When You Succeed We Succeed

We partner with management teams and provide them the resources required to succeed. We don’t run your company. Instead, we provide board-level guidance, strategic insight, operating resources, capital and access to expertise across our portfolio of companies.

CFB only works with companies similar to yours, meaning our deep experience and track record of success is built on guiding industrial growth companies with similar opportunities and familiar challenges.  We strive to be responsive and straightforward, and you should have high expectations for us.


We’re Here to be a Perfect Fit For Your Clients

We are a control investor who is singularly focused on industrial growth companies across the United States.  Our companies are either manufacturers or providers of value-added services that serve a broad array of end markets – automotive, aerospace, medical and diversified industrials, just to name a few.  We selectively consider minority investments.

With more than $200 million of committed and invested capital and a more than 20-year track record, CFB has substantial experience closing deals. We’ve completed more than 100 deals throughout our company’s history, and we pride ourselves on honest, responsive feedback and the highest certainty to close.  We strive to raise your level of confidence every step of the way.

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Case Studies

We are proud to partner with management teams as they guide their companies through the next phase of growth. Read about some of our best examples of positioning our management teams to succeed.

Read our case studies