Investment Criteria

Management Profile

  • Existing management team with proven track record or an experienced CEO/partner
  • Significant management ownership

Company Characteristics

  • EBITDA up to $3.0 million for platform acquisitions; add-on acquisitions of any size considered
  • Diversified customer base and product/service offering
  • Low seasonality and cyclicality preferred
  • Stable or growing cash flows
  • Opportunities for growth through acquisition
  • Strong, defensible competitive position in stable or growing industry
  • Differentiated products, services, and/or brands
  • Identifiable value creation characteristics, preferably through investment in sales and marketing and growing product lines

Industry Characteristics

  • Fragmented industries with opportunity to emerge as the market leader through organic growth or acquisitions
  • Will consider any industry that meets our criteria; however, our preferred industries include: distribution, logistics, and transportation services


  • Platform companies based in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Southeastern United States
  • Add-on acquisitions can be anywhere in the United States or Canada

Transaction Structure

  • Control ownership position
  • Common or preferred equity

We do not invest in start-ups or early stage businesses

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The Hillman Group

The Hillman Companies, Inc. (“Hillman” or the “Company”) is a leading distributor of fasteners, key blanks, letters, numbers, signs and other related hardware items. Hillman also provides value-added merchandise managing services such as reviewing and replenishing stock levels.

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