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 Attributes

Actionable organic growth / add-on prospects

Recurring demand products or services

Niche leadership / differentiation

30% + gross margins / 15% + EBITDA margins

Actionable organic growth / add-on prospects

Recurring demand products or services

Niche leadership / differentiation

30% + gross margins / 15% + EBITDA margins

Preferred Industries

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Targeted Sectors

Business Services

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Environmental Services
  • Facility and Residential Maintenance
  • Utility Services
Targeted Sectors
  • Certification and Training
  • Testing, Inspection, and Compliance Providers

Technology

  • Tech-Enabled Services (TES)
  • Vertical SaaS Solutions
  • Data Analytics and Monitoring Services
  • Cybersecurity
Targeted Sectors
  • TES / Software for State and Local Governments
  • Enterprise Software for Technician-based Service Companies

Niche Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Aftermarket, Consumable, or MRO Products
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Engineered Components
Targeted Sectors
  • Flow Control
  • Food Ingredients / Personal Care Manufacturing
  • Safety Products

Healthcare

  • Medical Products (Class I or II)
  • Outsourced Services
  • Healthcare IT
Targeted Sectors
  • Veterinary Services
  • Dental Practice Management
  • Tech-Enabled Outsourcing

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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.