Gainline Differentiator

Gainline Differentiator
20+ Year Track Record in the Middle Market
Gainline Differentiator
Value-orientation Focus on Complexity
Gainline Differentiator
Performance Driven by Professionalization
Enterprise Values
$5MM - $50MM
Key Characteristics
  • Strong management team seeking meaningful ownership
  • Defensible barriers to entry
  • Identifiable growth opportunities or operational improvements
  • Corporate carveouts and divestitures
  • Existing or path to sustainable competitive advantage
Transaction Types
  • Buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Management buyouts
  • Corporate carveouts and divestitures
  • Add-on acquisitions
Representative Industries
  • Business Services
  • Niche Manufacturing
  • Consumer
  • Logistics and Transportation Services

The Gainline Strategy

Strong Fundamentals

Focus on businesses with strong fundamentals facing complex situations where Gainline can drive long term value.

First institutional capital

First institutional capital, seek out opportunities to professionalize and institutionalize businesses with prior owners and/or managers.

Control-oriented investments

Business services, niche consumer, and niche manufacturing sectors.

Middle market platforms

Generally, US-based middle market platforms with $5-50 million in EBITDA.

Management Teams of Companies

We take a partnership approach to backing founders / entrepreneurs / operators. Our 20-year track record of helping talented managers create long-term equity value for businesses like yours is distinguished and referenceable.

Management Teams of Companies


We are a reliable and trustworthy partner for you and your clients. We have experience navigating a wide variety of transactions and situations. We are responsive, stay true to our word and provide certainty of close.

Limited Partners

We are good stewards of your capital. We have a clearly defined and differentiated strategy, and we put it to work to grow our clients’ capital as well as our own.

Limited Partners


We find value in partnering with seasoned industry executives, and have utilized experts like you throughout our careers. We recognize the value you can bring to our portfolio companies and focus on aligning our relationship so you participate in the success you help us achieve.

We believe that a strong management team is critical to an investment's success.

Our Companies