Ironbridge Equity Partners

About

Our name pays homage to the Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site in Britain, which is universally recognized for its unique role in the development of the Industrial Revolution in the early years of the 18th century.

The “Iron Bridge” was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779. The bridge had a far reaching impact on local society and the economy, bridge design, and the use of cast iron in building. The bridge marks a major accomplishment for the industrial revolution and, in 1795, when the bridge survived the great floods, iron became the standard for bridge construction.

Ironbridge, to us, represents a strong symbol of industry and innovation.

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Strategy

Lower middle-market focus: Deal sizes generally between $15 and $50 million.
Equity investments from $5 to $20 million.
Capital required to facilitate management buyouts, growth, acquisitions or restructurings.
Control investors.
Investment horizon generally of four to six years.
Willing to consider financial and operating restructurings where a strong core business exists.

Companies with:
Core management team that is motivated to stay and invest; able to bridge management transition using Ironbridge resources as required. History of positive earnings and EBITDA of $3 to $8 million per year. Strong competitive position within their industry or niche. Opportunities to grow revenue and improve earnings either organically or through acquisitions. High returns available for incremental capital investment.

Sector focus: Broad sector focus including manufacturing, distribution, consumer products and services, and business products and services. We do not invest in the real estate, natural resources, fashion or technology sectors.

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  • Industry Focus
    Diversified
  • Year Founded
    2005
  • Address
    Bay Adelaide Centre - East Tower
    22 Adelaide Street West
    Suite 3520
    Toronto, ON
    M5H 4E3
  • Key Personnel
    Alan G. Sellery, PRESIDENT & MANAGING PARTNER
    Peter Samson, MANAGING PARTNER
    Peter Dowse, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & PARTNER