CapitalWorks builds businesses and acquires companies they believe can grow or improve. Following acquisition, they work to identify strategies to unlock value, retain and reward great management, execute operational improvements and pursue organic and acquisition growth opportunities. They support management teams to put these elements into place, then allow them to lead, implement and achieve growth.
They started the firm with an idea: invite smart and successful business leaders inside our process as advisors, board members and investors. These are successful owners and operators, active and retired, from a variety of industrial businesses. Two decades of experience shows that involving connected, active and engaged business leaders is a win for the investors, management teams and themselves.
As a Cleveland-based private equity firm their Midwestern values allow them to build trust and get things done. They look for a history of solid cash flow and the potential to create more value by implementing straightforward change strategies they’ve executed before. They focus on companies in manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution while criteria for add-on acquisitions may vary.