Investment Focus

ACP’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

Geography: HQ in US or Canada

Size: $3-10MM of EBITDA

Financial Profile: 30%+ gross | 15%+ EBITDA margins

Niche Leadership: Differentiated or defensible market position

Demand Drivers: Recurring demand or consumable products

Growth: Actionable organic growth and/or add-on prospects

Geography: HQ in US or Canada

Size: $3-10MM of EBITDA

Financial Profile: 30%+ gross | 15%+ EBITDA margins

Niche Leadership: Differentiated or defensible market position

Demand Drivers: Recurring demand or consumable products

Growth: Actionable organic growth and/or add-on prospects

Preferred Sectors

Specialty Manufacturing

 

Aerospace & Defense Products
Commercial / Industrial Aftermarket Products
Filtration and Fluid Separation
Industrial Components
Infrastructure and Utility Products
Medical and Dental Products
Niche Building Products
Oil and Gas Products
Specialty Chemicals and Packaging
Specialty Contract Manufacturing

Value-Added Distribution

 

Industrial Products
Medical Products
Safety Products
Specialty Food and Ingredients

Business Services 

 

Certification and Training
Dental, Veterinary, and Vision Clinics
Environmental, Industrial, and Utility Services
Safety, Quality Assurance, and Risk Management Services
Tech-enabled Services and SaaS Models
Transportation and Logistics

View Prior Sector Experience

Transaction Situations

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 investment she or he has ever made and the decision to sell is a significant family milestone. ACP’s principals have decades of experience successfully working with founders and families to find the right transaction to achieve their personal goals. We approach each transaction with the personal attention it deserves to ensure companies continue to thrive after an ownership transition.
Management Buyouts
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.
Corporate Divestitures
We have completed complex divestitures from large and small companies when a division is deemed non-strategic or non-core. ACP provides professional execution and full value to corporate sellers; along with economic alignment to the ongoing management team.
Institutionally-Owned Companies
We are an experienced and proven buyer for private equity owners looking for a high degree of speed and certainty during an exit.