Investment Criteria
  Investment Process
FCF focuses on control investments in established, smaller middle-market companies in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. FCF offers focused, hands-on leadership, resources and expertise that is necessary for value creation in this sector.

Ideal Investment Attributes

  • Upper Midwest
Financial Requirements at Acquisition
  • Sales $10-$75 million
  • EBITDA > $2 million
  • Operating margins >10% of sales
Deal Structure
  • Controlling interest, with or without a partner
Areas of Experience and Interest
  • Food and food equipment companies (branded, industrial and contract)
  • Manufacturing, distribution, service
  • Medical services, devices and equipment
  • Specialty chemical and coatings
  • Paper converting, packaging
  • Capital equipment - especially with a large installed base and parts business
  • Niche equipment manufacturers
  • Financial services
  • Outsourced services
  • Later-stage technology investments in these markets
Company characteristics
  • Well-established operation
  • Strong position in one or more market niches
  • Platform capable of supporting growth through acquisitions
Investment Size
  • $2 to $15 million
  • Access to additional capital through partners
Transaction Types
  • Management buyout
  • Corporate spinout
  • Leveraged buyout
  • Growth investment
Investment Criteria

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