Aldine Capital Partners is a private investment firm which provides junior capital financing to lower middle-market companies. Aldine typically invests $4-25 million per transaction in a combination of subordinated debt and equity, both minority and majority ownership positions. Collaborating with traditional and independent sponsors as well as talented management teams, Aldine deploys capital to facilitate growth, support acquisitions/buyouts, or provide shareholder liquidity. Our success is built on a collaborative approach that harnesses over 100 years of combined experience and relationships to create tailored capital solutions.
We Keep Our Word.This commitment is at the core of our collaborative approach.
We Provide Flexible, Tailored Capital Solutions.Because of our extensive experience, we are able to devise flexible capital structures. We facilitate a seamless investment process – by being responsive and nimble. No two investments are exactly alike and we work with our clients to craft creative solutions for their unique situations.
We Focus On Long-Term Value Creation.We collaborate with our portfolio companies and equity sponsors to drive long-term growth and sustainability.
We Have Deep Experience In The Lower Middle-Market.We are a trusted team with over 100 years of combined experience – a large part of our business has been built on referrals. Our extensive network enables us to build strategic connections between sponsors, management teams, and businesses.
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Aldine invests in companies experiencing an ownership change, seeking acquisitions, or demonstrating strong growth. We seek to invest in companies with a history of at least three years of successful operation. The firm will primarily purchase fixed-rate subordinated notes and seek upside appreciation in each transaction.
Aldine focuses on the lower end of the middle market making investments in privately held, entrepreneurial companies. The Principals of Aldine have over 100 years of combined experience providing capital to companies that meet these criteria.
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Transactions:Buyouts; acquisitions financings; shareholder liquidity events; recapitalizations; and growth financings
Investment Size:$4-25 million
Company Size:Revenue – Minimum $10 millionEBITDA – Minimum $2 million
Structure:Subordinated debt with current yield and equity participation; both minority and majority ownership positions
Involvement:Serve as board members and advisors rather than day-to-day managers and operators
Characteristics:Experienced management teamConsistent history of solid cash flowNiche in its industryHistory of strong customer relationshipsDefensible market positionIdentifiable exit strategy
Industries:Generalists with experience across a variety of industries, but will not consider real estate, banking/lending, or turnarounds
We have enjoyed working with the Aldine team on our acquisition and growth of Lake Air Products. Their approach to funding an acquisition fit well with our philosophy of using a conservative capital structure that doesn't put unnecessary burden on the business while it is in growth mode. When we found a strategic add-on acquisition, they enthusiastically supported our strategy and our need for growth capital. But most importantly, Aldine is an engaged partner in the Board room, but also allows us to operate the company and make key decisions quickly to move the business forward. These are smart guys at the table who are always willing to pitch in where they can be helpful.
We have had the pleasure of partnering with Aldine on two transactions to date and look forward to continue building and strengthening our partnership. Their broad experience, partnership and team-based approach allows them to be more informed partners, expedite and add value during diligence processes and ultimately create better overall alignment with equity partners and management teams. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Aldine over the coming years and greatly value their support.
Aldine Capital invested with O2 Investment Partners in the acquisition of MHC Software. Aldine’s experience and relationship focused approach helped us achieve a successful outcome for all stakeholders. The Aldine team was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to partnering with them in the future.
Aldine has been a terrific partner in our growth journey. From initial advisory support to creativity in capital structure and the flexibility to adjust to the ups and downs of small business growth, Aldine has been a true value-added partner. We could not have picked a better teammate!
Aldine Capital Partners
444 West Lake Street, Suite 4550
Chicago, IL 60606
55 Monument Circle, Suite 924
Indianapolis, IN 46204