Our deep experience and
high Entrepreneurial IQ
assures we connect
with entrepreneurs

Our deep experience and
high Entrepreneurial IQ
assures we connect
with entrepreneurs

Our deep experience and
high Entrepreneurial IQ
assures we connect
with entrepreneurs

Our deep experience and
high Entrepreneurial IQ
assures we connect
with entrepreneurs

Our deep experience and
high Entrepreneurial IQ
assures we connect
with entrepreneurs

The Prospect Difference

Entrepreneurs really are different: self-directed, action-oriented, and highly engaged. This is also our mindset. Working with us feels natural to business owners because we bring our collective experience, curious natures, and optimistic perspectives to the table.

Business Builders Since Day One

Building companies, teams, strategic plans and value has been our passion for over two decades. We’re exclusively focused on helping niche leaders grow larger and more valuable, maximizing their potential.

Business is Personal to Us

Our special affinity for closely-held businesses comes from our own collaborative atmosphere. The Prospect Partners team is tight-knit, laser‑focused on our management teams’ and investors’ needs, and refreshingly free of big egos.

Our Culture

We put the 8Ps of private equity to work

Our very name is no accident: “Prospect” represents our expertise at gauging a company’s potential and “Partners” stands for our commitment to working together. What’s more, there are eight additional “Ps” embedded in our firm’s culture:

PARTNERSHIP
PARTNERSHIP. It’s not just a buzzword, it’s core to how we operate; offering intelligence, not interference.
PASSION
PASSION. Entrepreneurs at heart, we’re driven to help small companies grow and prosper. We know the meaning of going all-in and the responsibility that comes with leading an organization.
PEOPLE
PEOPLE. We’re a tight-knit, ego-free team of highly‑knowledgeable investment professionals working in a collaborative atmosphere.
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE. We take pride in our history of generating exceptional outcomes for our investors and management teams.
PERSISTANCE
PERSISTANCE. We know the path to victory is seldom a straight line, and we excel at calmly navigating through challenges to reach our collective goals.
PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY. Ask our teams: we’re easy to work with, we’re terrific listeners, and we’re as excited about your business as you are.
PLATFORMS
PLATFORMS. Extensive experience from building over 50 platforms and acquiring over 100 add-ons … and growing.
PROCESS
PROCESS. Our thorough yet manageable approach to due diligence and building shareholder value is grounded in collaboration, responsiveness, and confidentiality.

Value Add

Yes, we’re passionate at what we do. Yes, we can hustle with the best of them. And along the way we’ve held on to our values. Open relationships are our stock-in-trade; we work closely with management teams, we strive for collaboration over conflict, and we know trust must be earned.

We bring a hands-on, collaborative approach that is tailored for the challenges and opportunities facing small companies today

growth

Growth Initiatives

Prospect invests to drive both organic and M&A-driven growth; these growth strategies are highly customized for the company

strategic

Strategic Partnership

Partnerships are critical in the pre-middle market, which Prospect believes are driven by trust and experience

infrastructure

Infrastructure Building

Prospect invests in entrepreneurial companies, which typically need meaningful infrastructure enhancements prior to accelerating growth

management

Management Team Additions

Human capital is often a bigger constraint than financial capital; management teams typically see multiple additions during their growth cycle

Our strategic approach

Starting Point

Use experience and proactive efforts to seek to identify market leaders and platform build-up opportunities

  • Proactive outreach, reputation as trusted partner

Action oriented management team in an attractive, fragmented market with:

  • Vision for growth
  • Differentiated product or service
  • Base of recurring revenue
  • Defensible market position
  • Diverse customer base

Robust Due Diligence

  • Patient, in-depth approach
  • Close working relationships with management team from day one
Inflection & Growth

Active, close partnership with each team

Flexible playbook designed to professionalize businesses and accelerate value creation

Early focus on building infrastructure

Deep experience adding to management teams

Add-on and organic growth via new product lines and/or geographic expansion

Positioned for Long-Term Growth

Fully developed management team

Platform built for sustainable, long-term growth

Tested growth playbook

Larger, professionalized company allows for valuation expansion

EBITDA between
$2-$8 million

Signs of Success

  • Strong momentum in business
  • Management willingness to embrace change & partnership
  • Progress mitigating original risk factors
  • Attention from industry experts and investors

Potential Exit Zone

  • Understand management and Prospect goals for an exit
  • Focused on good fit for the Company
  • Opportunity for “second bite of the apple” and allow management to continue to participate in future growth

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