Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, LFM Capital is a private equity firm that invests in private lower middle market North American manufacturing and industrial services companies with outstanding growth prospects.
LFM is led by a team of experienced and successful Fortune 50 global operating executives and private equity professionals who bring decades of management leadership, operating best practices and a successful track record in lower middle market investing.
We partner with management teams to drive business value through a combination of Lean manufacturing and operational best practices, world-class executive management recruiting and targeted growth and expansion strategies.
Our mission is to operate a firm that is guided by principles of integrity, transparency, collaboration and shared financial successes with business owners, management teams, investment partners and members of the firm.
Revenue: $10 to $150 million
Profitability: $3 to $15 million EBITDA; >10% EBITDA margin
Cash flow: Steady free cash flow
Sector: Private industrial manufacturing and industrial services
Geography: U.S. and Canada
Market niche leader based on engineering expertise, cost position or proprietary technology
Strong management team with significant equity ownership post-closing
Sustainable competitive advantage
Opportunity to drive value through operational improvements
Identifiable growth prospects via organic growth or strategic add-on acquisitions
We seek to add value in a long-term, collaborative partnership with management teams and offer resources and support that typically are inaccessible to the small cap industrials market:
Distinguished Operating Careers: We offer seasoned, operationally-focused value acquired through real-world experience leading companies from family-owned small cap businesses to Fortune 50 global corporations;
Operating Talent Recruiting Networks: We have assembled exceptional alumni and professional networks that provide access to top-tier management recruiting;
Success Generating Value: We have efficient investment processes and disciplines and a successful track record generating value in the lower middle market that rewards our business and investing partners; and,
Top-Tier Institutional Support: We have attracted a distinguished pool of institutional investor partners who support the LFM team and its investment portfolio.