Align’s founders bring decades of experience investing in and guiding small businesses through thoughtful growth strategies. Our targeted investment focus provides deal intermediaries and management teams with timely feedback and the highest degree of speed and certainty of close. Additionally, we are a proven growth partner for business owners and management teams due to our deep industry knowledge and investment experience.
Platform Investment Criteria
Headquartered in the U.S. or Canada
$3 – 10mm of EBITDA
Niche leadership, differentiated and defensible market position
Recurring demand products or services
Actionable organic growth prospects
Potential to accelerate growth via strategic acquisitions
30%+ gross | 15%+ EBITDA margins
Align invests in specialty manufacturing, distribution and business services companies across a variety of end markets including, but not limited to:
Aerospace & Defense Products
Commercial / Industrial Aftermarket Products
Filtration and Fluid Separation
Infrastructure and Utility Products
Medical and Dental Products
Niche Building Products
Oil and Gas Products
Specialty Chemicals, Adhesives, and Packaging
Specialty Contract Manufacturing
Certification and Training
Dental, Veterinary, and Vision Clinics
Environmental, Industrial, and Utility Services
Safety, Quality Assurance, and Risk Management Services
Tech-enabled Outsourced Services and SaaS Models
Transportation and Logistics
Industrial, Medical, and Safety Products
Specialty Food and Ingredients
Align Capital Partners makes control investments and has deep experience with the following transaction types:
Entrepreneur/Family-Owned Recapitalization or Ownership Transition
We understand that an owner’s business represents the most important financial, emotional, and professional investment she or he has ever made, and the decision to sell is one of the most important decisions an owner will make for his or her family. Align’s principals have decades of experience successfully working with founders and families to find the right transaction to achieve their personal goals. No two transactions are alike and we approach each transaction with the personal attention it deserves to ensure companies continue to thrive after an ownership transition.
We have a long track-record of successfully partnering with management teams to help them acquire and grow their business. We invest the time on the front end to understand management’s growth objectives and put the resources in place to achieve the objectives. We are entrepreneurs ourselves, having left a larger financial firm to pursue our passion for working with small businesses, and we love working alongside management teams who want to bet on themselves and passionately purse their goals.
We have completed complex divestitures from large and small companies when a division is deemed non-strategic or non-core. Align provides speed, certainty, and full value to corporate sellers, and growth resources and improved economic alignment to the ongoing management team.
Special or Complex Situations
We have decades of private equity experience and know how to move with unusual speed to provide buyers with the certainty of close needed for complex situations.
We are an experienced and proven buyer, for private equity owners looking for a high degree of speed and certainty during an exit, as well as the management teams seeking a new partner to help achieve their growth goals.