Our Investment Criteria

Parallel49 Equity seeks platform investment opportunities that possess the following characteristics:

Investment Size:

  • Businesses with enterprise value between $25 million and $150 million
  • Add-on acquisitions do not have a minimum value

Types of Business:

  • Focused in the specialty manufacturing, business services, and value-added distribution sectors
  • History of strong, sustainable cash flow or a clear path to achieve this
  • Characterized by sustainable competitive advantages, potential for long-term growth and well-defined and actionable value creation opportunities
  • Prefer companies with significant market share of a well-defined market or niche

Industries of Interest:

  • Specialty Manufacturing – Aerospace, Agriculture, Beverage, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Defense, Food, Hardware, Industrial, Materials, Medical Instruments, Packaging
  • Business Services – Consumer Services, Energy,  Facility Services, Financial Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure,  Oil and Gas Services, Payments, Transportation, Waste Management

 Partnership with Management:

  • Parallel49 Equity looks for highly motivated, capable and ethical management teams with whom we can partner and whose entrepreneurial spirit would be enhanced through significant equity ownership
  • Parallel49 Equity can work with existing management to improve the depth and breadth of the team as necessary

Investment Types:

  • Parallel49 Equity pursues acquisitions of public or private companies, management-led buyouts, recapitalizations and sales of subsidiaries of larger companies
  • Parallel49 Equity can facilitate succession planning of closely held businesses
  • Add-on acquisitions are made to enhance the competitive position of platform companies
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