Investment Criteria

Focus Equity Partners invests in middle market family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses, including expansion and growth financings, recapitalizations and management buyouts with transaction values below $25 million.

Focus Equity Partners seeks to invest in companies that we believe can be structured as scalable business models allowing for rapid expansion; customer attraction; solid management; strong accounting, financial reporting and control systems; and automated management tools.

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If your company meets the following criteria, contact us today.

Middle Market Companies

  • Gross enterprise values between $1 million and $25 million
  • Revenue greater than $5 million or EBITDA greater than $250,000
  • Investment size between $3 million and $10 million


  • Internet Marketing Services
  • Business Services and Fulfillment
  • Distribution
  • Technology Services
  • Healthcare
  • Highly Unique or Niche Businesses

Acquisition Characteristics

  • Recurring revenue
  • Mission-critical products or services
  • Mature or proven business model
  • Historically positive cash flow
  • Family or entrepreneurial transitions and liquidity
  • Preferably located in the Midwest
  • Preferably majority ownership