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.

"Saw Mill's focus on operational improvements often allows them to find value other buyers overlook."

Jim Lavelle
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey