Investment Criteria

Our Investment Criteria

V&A Capital is a New York-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and building niche businesses at the lower end of the middle market.

  • Revenue: $10M+
  • EBITDA: $1M – $10M
  • EV: $5M – $75M
  • Add-on: No minimums
  • Stable and recurring cash flow
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Identifiable growth opportunities
  • Niche product offering
  • High barriers to entry
  • Manufacturing & Industrials
  • Distribution
  • Consumer Goods & Packaging
  • Business Services
  • Transportation
Transaction Types
  • Owner-Operated/Founder-Operated Acquisitions
  • Family Owned Business Transitions
  • Management & Leveraged Buyouts
  • Corporate Carve-Outs & Divestitures
Investment Period
  • Flexible
  • Patient
  • No time constraints on investments
  • United States
  • Europe

The V&A Difference

We invest in positive cash flow niche businesses that:

  • Are transitioning from owner-operated companies or experiencing management changes.
  • Are experiencing temporary financial or operational performance challenges.
  • Have lower than average gross margins but are trending positively.
  • Have an element of cyclicality but are niche leaders in their market segments.
  • Have potential legacy liabilities such as pension or other post-employment benefits.
  • Serve end-markets that are out of favor in the mainstream investor community.

Investment Strategy

We use a partnership approach with management teams to develop and implement strategic plans to accelerate growth and increase shareholder value by:

  • Sourcing, negotiating and executing complementary add-on acquisitions.
  • Taking a long-term, patient and focused approach to business challenges.
  • Providing operational support by implementing lean processes and productivity improvements, executing growth initiatives, enhancing management infrastructure, etc.

Investment Philosophy

V&A helps the management of its portfolio companies achieve their objectives by:

  • Supporting management’s organic growth initiatives by providing financial and human capital.
  • Providing access to operating executives with industry specific expertise and connections.
  • Aligning management’s interests with ours by providing an opportunity to co-invest and structuring equity incentive plans.

V&A invests in companies with leading market positions, stable cash flows and established track records of successful growth.


Have questions?

We have answers, contact our team directly using the form or find our contact information below.

Current Portfolio Companies

    V&A Capital is a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market companies operating primarily in the manufacturing and distribution spaces.