Investment Criteria

Cyprium Partners seeks to invest common equity, preferred stock, or less-dilutive subordinated debt in companies that have a compelling business model, a carefully conceived vision for long-term growth, and meet the following criteria:

  • Manufacturing, distribution, healthcare or business services, including technology-enabled companies
  • Sales between $40 million and $500 million
  • Minimum historical EBITDA of $8 million
  • Investment size of $10 million to $60 million
  • History of growth and profitable operations
  • Shareholders interested in collaborating with an informed investor
  • Headquartered in the United States or Canada

Transaction Types:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Growth capital
  • Shareholder or partner buy–out
  • Shareholder dividends for wealth diversification
  • Debt refinancing
  • Management buy–out (MBO) and buy–in (MBI)
  • Transfer of business ownership to other family members
  • ESOP transactions

Generally, we do not invest in operational turnaround situations or imperiled companies, and we avoid investments in financial services, real estate, commodities, restaurants, long-term care, and healthcare companies with significant government reimbursement risk.

Recent Investments


Independent Sponsor Buyout
Ironwood Power Services

Subordinated Debt & Equity


Acquisition Finance & Refinance

Subordinated Debt
Preferred Equity