Large Cap Resources. Small Cap Focus. $1.5 Billion Fund.
Founded by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity's resources and access to capital have grown over more than 20 years, but the firm’s focus on investing in the lower middle market has never wavered.
A New Fund with a Proven Approach
In June of 2018 the firm cemented its commitment to the lower middle market and closed Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund with $1.5 billion in capital commitments. Platinum Equity Small Cap will focus exclusively on the lower middle market, complementing the firm’s flagship $6.5 billion Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, which is focused on larger transactions.
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With the Small Cap Fund, dedicated M&A professionals in North America and Europe, the Platinum Equity operations teams, and the firm’s 20+ year track record of transacting in the space, the Small Cap team at Platinum Equity is able to deliver value and creative transaction solutions few others can.
Resources and Access to Capital
The Small Cap team is comprised of experienced M&A professionals based in Los Angeles and London. They bring deep transaction experience from a myriad of industries, transaction types and deal sizes. In addition to M&A team members, there are dedicated Small Cap operations leads focused on supporting the investments through the entire process.
Access to these operations resources and this depth of experience is uncommon in the lower middle market, and gives Platinum Equity Small Cap the unique ability to transact with speed and certainty.
Small Cap Target Acquisition Profile
Revenue: Up to $450 million
EBITDA: Up to $45 million
Focused on North American and European headquartered companies with the ability to manage global operations.
- Corporate Divestitures
- Private Transactions
- Special Situations
Platinum Equity Small Cap Differentiators
- In-house operations teams
- Resources that enable speed and certainty
- Global operations and M&A footprint
Select Small Cap Experience
PLI Card Marketing
SMALL CAP FUND
Acquired from PLI's founders.
One of the largest gift, loyalty and hospitality card manufacturers in the world.
Industry: Industrial Printing
Acquired from affiliates of NILCO's founder. Regional wholesale distributor of building and lumber packaging products.
Industry: Building Products
Acquired from affiliates of Fabcon’s founders. Supplier and installer of pre-cast concrete walls.
Industry: Building Products
Bridge Terminal Transport
Divestiture from AP Moller-Maersk.
A leading marine drayage provider.
Industry: Transportation and Logistics
Acquired from a financial sponsor.
Provider of industrial coating services.
Industry: Industrial Services
Divestiture from Eastman Kodak.
Developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance specialty image sensors
Contact Platinum Equity Business Development to learn more about our dedicated Small Cap team.
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