We don’t just invest in businesses. We also invest in people.

Benford Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm exclusively focused on leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of smaller, lower middle market companies. We invest in niche manufacturers, unique service companies, and specialty distributors with revenues of $5-50 million.

What we do

We buy and build smaller, niche businesses in partnership with management. Our transactions provide liquidity for owners, capital for growth and acquisitions, and a path to significant equity appreciation for management.

BCP seeks to partner with strong, experienced operators who understand the nuances of successfully operating a business in a given industry niche. We also invest in transactions where owners wish to sell and retire. These transitions are carefully planned to put a business in the best position to achieve long-term success.

Uniquely experienced

BCP has a proven track record over 2 decades scaling businesses in partnership with founders, owners and managers. In addition, we have deep experience with the unique market, business, cultural, and, at times, family issues that smaller companies face. Transactions are flexible and structured to meet the specific financial, legal and tax objectives of shareholders and management.

Collaborative Approach

We strongly believe in a collaborative approach to building long-term value. Along with our Operating and Executive Partners, we take an active role in value creation planning and execution, focusing on growth opportunities, acquisitions, recruiting, strategy and financing.

Long Term Perspective

We have a long-term investment perspective and believe that the best companies are built over time. Our typical investment period is between 5 and 10+ years, but we have the flexibility to invest for either shorter or longer durations.