We are devoted partners; we treat our companies’ owners, managers and employees with respect.
Integrity We maintain the highest integrity and ethical standards; we select deal partners who share our approach.
Experience We bring additional executive talent to all deals, whether, as in most cases, from Crescendo’s operating network, or, in others, via recruitment. These resources serve on the BOD and/or assume an operating role.
Transparency We are open and responsive to sellers, intermediaries, lenders/co-investors and portfolio company management. We are the same people before and after a deal closes.
We specialize in scaling profitable mid-size firms with proven market demand. Most scaling skills are generalizable across industries.
We demonstrate our persistence throughout the investment cycle. If we like a business, you’ll know it.
We work exclusively with each of our service providers (accounting/tax, legal, background, insurance, environmental, etc.)
Professional investment team with ~50 years of investing experience. Learn moreSee our team
We invite you to speak with our CEOs. They will say:
In our experience, company-building investments in human capital, sales and marketing, technology, infrastructure, new products, and supply chain help unlock value in fast-growing, founder-owned businesses. We believe the prioritization and execution of these important investments helps stimulate growth and build value.
Crescendo is primarily focused on middle market, change-of-control transactions, typically with enterprise values from $10M to $50M. We are industry agnostic, but we have significant experience in the following verticals:
|Geography||Primarily U.S., but will consider Canada|
|Performance||EBITDA margins of 10%|