Building Industry Leaders

Our sole mission is to partner with management teams to advance lower middle market companies into industry leaders through a buy-and-build value creation strategy, with a rigorous adherence to customer-centric organic and acquisition growth.

STRATEGY

Advancing lower middle market companies into industry leaders is our only mission. Typically, we start with platform companies generating between $5 million and $25 million in EBITDA within one of the four industry sectors where we have substantial experience and expertise: Marketing Services, Specialty Manufacturing, Specialty Distribution, and Business Services. We support passionate entrepreneurs and management teams to accelerate growth through both acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

While Mountaingate does not participate in the day-to-day operations of our portfolio companies, we focus intensely on building and reinforcing a shared strategic vision for the business with our management team partners. We then take a servant leadership approach in providing services, support, and expertise to management to support the execution of the vision. Our team is actively involved in assisting management with strategic planning, identifying and executing acquisitions, supporting investments in people, systems, or technology, and arranging financing, all of which allows management to capitalize on growth opportunities. We believe that this provides our portfolio companies with a significant advantage in implementing a successful growth strategy with the objective of becoming a true industry leader.

FORMULA

Mountaingate believes that value creation for all stakeholders can be accelerated through a carefully crafted buy-and-build acquisition growth plan.

Our buy-and-build investing formula for success has three critical components:

Industry Expertise

We invest in sectors and in business models that are highly familiar to us, and where we can add meaningful perspective from past investment experience. This includes:

  • Marketing Services
  • Specialty Manufacturing
  • Specialty Distribution
  • Business Services

Management Partnership

Mountaingate requires that management hold a meaningful equity stake in each of its investments in order to ensure alignment and to facilitate a true partnership dialogue based on mutual respect and support.

Customer Centered Strategy

We are aggressive growth investors, but we are also extremely rigorous about articulating a strategic plan based on a customer needs assessment, and measuring each growth opportunity against that plan.

CULTURE AND PHILOSOPHY

How we invest and how we interact with our investment partners, management partners, and all related constituents is a reflection of our culture. We are based in Denver, Colorado, at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Our approach emphasizes honest hard work and a service-oriented mentality. We stress open and frequent communications and we take great pride in the businesses we build with our partners.