Our Focus

Shadowbriar invests in attractive businesses facing an inflection point where our strategic guidance and industry resources can help drive transformational change. Our transactions will generally utilize a conservative level of financial leverage and demonstrate potential for both post-closing operational improvement and the deployment of incremental capital to support the growth strategy.

Investment Parameters:


  • Revenue: $50 million to $200 million
  • EBITDA: Up to $15 million
  • Add-on acquisitions of any size


  • Enterprise Value: Up to $100 million
  • Equity Investments: Up to $35 million



  • Traditional leveraged buyouts
  • Founder and family-owned transitions
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Management buyouts
  • Restructurings and special situations


  • Headquartered in the United States
  • International divisions are acceptable



While Shadowbriar maintains a generalist approach on our areas of focus, we typically favor businesses operating in traditional and durable sectors, including those listed below.

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Automotive
  • Building products 
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrial services
  • Metals and mining
  • Niche manufacturing
  • Paper and packaging
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Value-added distribution