We employ a unique and disciplined investment process to identify companies capable of significant growth.

  • Manufacturing, industrial and commercial service, and specialty distribution businesses (We do not invest in retail, media/telecom, information technology, or financial services.)
  • Headquartered in North America (international operations welcomed)
  • Attractive and defensible market positions
  • Favorable growth prospects
  • Stable competitive dynamics
  • Positive historical cash flows
  • $25-200 million in revenue
  • $5-25 million in EBITDA
  • $15-75 million in equity investment per platform
  • Desire to work collaboratively in setting strategic objectives and priorities, continuously improving operational effectiveness, identifying growth opportunities, and making add-on acquisitions.
  • We do not become involved in day-to-day operations.
  • We will invest in management transition situations.
  • We acquire businesses from entrepreneurs, families, private equity groups, and public and private corporations.
  • We have been the first institutional investor in most of our companies, partnering with entrepreneurs and families to grow their successful businesses while providing for wealth diversification.
  • We make only control investments.
Add-On Acquisitions
  • We consider acquisitions of any size and geography as add-ons for our current portfolio companies.

“The Saw Mill guys were true partners and an invaluable resource in helping us and our company succeed.”

Larry Edwards
Former Chairman
Global Power Equipment Group