Investment Criteria

We are business builders. Our goal is to partner with founder and family-owned businesses to build and grow them. Kirtland invests in incredible companies and finds ways to help our businesses break through barriers that prevent them from capturing growth opportunities.

Preferred Verticals

  • Food and Beverage (including Pet)
  • Precision Machining and Engineered Products
  • Business Services

Company Attributes

  • Tangible growth opportunities either through organic initiatives or acquisitions
  • Attractive margin profile for the market served or the potential to achieve attractive margins
  • Defensible market position
  • Manageable customer concentrations (less than 30% individually / 50% for the top five customers)
  • Headquartered in the U.S. or Canada

Financial Attributes

  • Revenue greater than $10 million and EBITDA greater than $1 million
  • Strong gross profit and operating cash flow margins
  • Stable to growing historical financial performance (We will consider investment opportunities in underperforming companies, but generally situations where the balance sheet needs a capital infusion rather than a significant turnaround of the core operations)

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