Specialty Manufacturing and Distribution

Investing in producers or distributors of technical products with consumable or recurring demand profiles

Targeted Sub-Sectors

  • Specialized contract manufacturing
  • Engineered components
  • Virtual manufacturers
  • Industrial automation products
  • Aftermarket, MRO or safety products

Investment Criteria

  • $3 – $15mm EBITDA
  • Gross margins of 30%+ / EBITDA margins 15%+
  • Consumable products or recurring demand profiles
  • Niche leadership / differentiation

Representative Investments

Custom Veterinary Services

Custom Veterinary Services

Manufacturer of custom animal health supplements and products

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Marco Rubber Plastics

Marco Rubber & Plastics

Technology-enabled specialty distributor of performance seals and products

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Pleatco Filtration

Manufacturer of consumable aftermarket filtration products

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Premier Biotech

Manufacturer of point-of-care drugs of abuse testing products and laboratory services.

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Manufacturer of SMT stencils, tooling and related custom products for the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries

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How We Align with SMD Companies

ACP employs a proven partnership model for every investment. We take a truly collaborative approach from the start to define and resource each company’s growth strategy. Then, we execute as a team post-close to help each portfolio company accelerate growth.

ACP and portfolio company management teams follow a consistent operating rhythm to remain aligned. We aim to help our management teams improve and scale their businesses in several ways, which may include helping teams introduce enhanced sales and marketing processes, pricing strategies, or lead generation techniques; supporting talent acquisition; geographic or service line expansion; or facilitating greater technology adoption. We also focus on inorganic growth opportunities by acting as portfolio companies’ M&A lead, while also helping to build out this capability within their organizations.

Together, our partnership approach is designed to help portfolio companies achieve greater, more transformative growth than they likely would on their own.