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Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund

Platinum Equity Small Cap

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 focuses exclusively on the lower middle market, complementing the firm’s flagship $10 billion Platinum Equity Capital Partners V, which is focused on larger transactions.

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.

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 ability to transact with speed and certainty. 

Small Cap Target Acquisition Profile

Revenue: Up to $450 million
EBITDA: Up to $45 million
Industry Agnostic
Focused on North American and European
headquartered companies with the ability to manage global operations.  

Transaction Capabilities: 

  • Corporate Divestitures
  • Private Transactions
  • Public-to-Privates
  • 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

De Wave Group

SMALL CAP FUND
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from a financial sponsor.
A marine contractor that specializes in cruise ship interiors, providing both new build and refit services to ship builders and cruise operators.


Industry: Industrials
Revenue: €197M
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Orbit Irrigation Systems

SMALL CAP FUND
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from founders.
A leading North American manufacturer of irrigation systems for residential and professional markets.


Industry: Consumer
Revenue: $215M
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PLI Card Marketing
Solutions

SMALL CAP FUND
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from founders.
One of the largest gift, loyalty and hospitality card manufacturers in the world.

Industry: Industrial Printing
Revenue: $200M
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NILCO

FUND III
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from affiliates of founder.
Regional wholesale distributor of building and lumber packaging products.

Industry: Building Products
Revenue: $200M
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Fabcon

FUND III
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from affiliates of founders.
Supplier and installer of pre-cast concrete walls.


Industry: Building Products
Revenue: $314M
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MetoKote

FUND III
PRIVATE TRANSACTION
Acquired from a financial sponsor.
Provider of industrial coating services.


Industry: Industrial Services
Revenue: $190M
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Contact Platinum Equity Business Development to learn more about our dedicated Small Cap team.

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