Black Book Lists

Log in here
Shopping Cart (0 items)


Click on companies in the list below to see deep data.

Prefer Excel?
A complete spreadsheet of this list is available.

Download Excel file

Private Equity Firms

List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Agio Capital Partners I, LP
P.O. Box 5267
Hopkins, MN 55343
Kenneth Gudorf
LBO/MBO or growth financing in the manufacturing and service industries; $1 million minimum investment
Brass Ring Capital, Inc.
301 Carlson Pkwy., Ste. 265
Minnetonka, MN 55305
David Raffel
(managing director)
Buyouts and recapitalization of small, profitable Midwestern firms with $5 million to $50 million in revenue and more than five years of operating history in the business services and manufacturing sectors. Typical equity of $1 million to $5 million, with preference given to management continuity
Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison
90 S 7th St., Ste. 3700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Van Zandt Hawn
(managing partner)
Controlling-interest equity placements for middle-market companies; will consider minority positions for growth capital and recapitalization
Granite Equity Partners
122 12th Ave. N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Art Monaghan
Pat Edeburn
Buyouts, recapitalizations, and expansions of Minnesota companies with at least $10 million in revenue in profitable, niche leaders
Hillcrest Capital Partners, LLLP
225 S 6th St., Ste. 2660
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Jeff Turner
(managing partner)
Acquiring smaller middle-market companies based in the Midwest
LFE Capital
60 S 6th St., Ste. 2320
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Leslie Frecon
(CEO and chairman)
Revenue-generating small and middle-market companies in need of buyout or expansion capital in the business services, health, and consumer sectors, with special focus on women-owned or women-led businesses and companies serving female markets
Meaningful Capital Partners III, LP
1221 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 750
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not provided
Bruce Mallory
(managing general partner)
Invests in proven businesses--particularly in manufacturing, distribution, technology, and service industries--in need of capital and management assistance; provides equity for majority control
Mill City Capital
50 S 6th St., Ste. 1390
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Darren Acheson
(managing director)
Established companies in the Midwest valued between $50 million and $150 million
North Central Equity, LLC
60 S 6th St., Ste. 2535
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Elam Baer
Purchasing profitable businesses or turnaround situations priced between $2 million and $6 million; special focus on manufacturing and B2B distribution
North Sky Capital
33 S 6th St., Ste. 4646
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Scott Barrington
(managing director and CEO)
Gretchen Postula
(Head of Investor Relations)
Investments in clean growth and clean energy infrastructure companies
Norwest Equity Partners
80 S 8th St., Ste. 3600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tim DeVries
(managing general partner)
$30 million to $150 million equity investments for growing, profitable middle-market companies in agriculture, applied technology, business services, consumer products and services, distribution, diversified industrials, and healthcare sectors
Oxbow Industries, LLC
500 W Highway 96, Ste. 200
St. Paul, MN 55126
Loren Unterseher
(managing director)
Dean DeBuhr
(senior managing director)
Thomas Pesek
(managing director)
Brandon Page
Diversified holding company that seeks to invest with management in leading middle-market companies
Proprietors Capital Holdings, LLC
3212 Rice St.
St. Paul, MN 55126
Scott Evert
Small existing businesses with a chance to grow
ShoreView Industries, LLC
222 S 9th St., Ste. 3130
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Brett Habstritt
Invests in established companies that have operations in North America across a wide range of industries; structures a variety of acquisition, recapitalization, and build-up transactions, typically in businesses with revenues ranging between $20 million and $300 million
SightLine Partners
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd., Ste 1070
Bloomington, MN 55437
Buzz Benson
(managing director)
Maureen Harder
(managing director and CFO)
Joe Biller
(Managing Director)
Jenny Melville
(vice president, controller)
Scott Ward
(Managing Director)
Manages $300 million and invests in emerging growth companies in medical technologies; investments from $2 million to $6 million; total company financing needs should range from $2 million to $75 million
Spell Capital Partners, LLC
222 S 9th St., Ste. 2880
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Andrew Leonard
(managing director)
Mark McDonald
(Managing Director)
Andrea Nelson
(managing director)
Private equity buyout firm that seeks manufacturing and distribution companies with established revenues of $10 million; makes equity investments between $3 million and $20 million
Stone Arch Capital, LLC
800 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 1150
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Sarah Richens
(office manager)
Lower middle-market buyout fund focused on Midwest businesses with revenues between $20 million and $150 million; seeks majority control with management and co-investment
Tonka Bay Equity Partners, LLC
301 Carlson Pkwy., Ste. 325
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Cary Musech
(managing principal)
Peter Kooman
(managing principal)
Buyouts of manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses
Whitecliff Capital Partners
7400 Metro Blvd., Ste. 309
Edina, MN 55439
William Brown
(managing director)
Manufacturing, service, and distribution businesses with experienced management teams; preference for Midwestern companies