Gridiron Capital is a private equity firm focused on acquiring mid-sized North American manufacturing, service and specialty consumer companies. Gridiron looks to commit companies with EBITDA up to $50 million. The Firm prefers controlling interests when considering transactions. Situations of interest include companies operating in sectors undergoing change, closely held companies owned by founding family or management for ownership transition, and corporate divestitures of orphaned or non-strategic business units. Gridiron Capital was formed in 2004 and is based in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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In the last 3 years, Gridiron Capital has invested in 2 companies.
Gridiron Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (25%) and aerospace (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and recapitalization (20%). In total, Gridiron Capital has invested in 13 US states.
In the last 3 years, Gridiron Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (58%). Gridiron Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold ESP/SurgeX for $130M.
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