platform companies are springboards of potential.
The lower middle market is comprised of millions of
companies, each defined within at least one of thousands of industry
segments. Within such a diverse marketplace, we seek niche companies
that are, or have the potential to become, market leaders. Our interests
are represented nationwide, as reflected through an investment portfolio
of platforms and add-on acquisitions that spans the United
The majority of companies we seek are:
- profitable and growth-ready;
- in a niche market;
- in a strong, defensible market position;
- in a manufacturing, distribution, or specialty consumer, business, healthcare, or industrial service market; and
- in the United States.
We seek to identify untapped potential
and make it the foundation upon which we build more valuable companies.
We maintain an acquisition strategy that is rigorous, active, and
focused. With management teams as our partners, we build companies
through internal growth and select acquisitions.
Since Prospect Partners
was founded in 1998, we have built 52 platforms through the acquisitions
of more than 150 companies.