Granville Partners LLC
(216) 371.5512
Granville Partners, LLC
2730 Chesterton Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44122

Granville Partners LLC is a long-term investor who seeks to build a portfolio of privately-held companies for capital appreciation over a 10 -20 year time horizon. We invest in business where we can identify a strong combination of capable people, unique and valuable products, quality customer service and supply relationships.

Second, we see businesses and owners where there is recognition that wealth-building can be accelerated with the addition of new capital and additional managerial expertise and experience. We prefer to include the owners or management as equity partners so that our long-term incentives are aligned.

Third, we invest in companies that either have an established history of profitability, or where we can identify specific areas to enhance profitability from current levels and where we can structure the business balance sheet with a prudent capital structure.

Desirable Industry Characteristics:

  • Businesses with proprietary technology, product/brands and/or manufacturing methods.
  • Businesses with interrelated mix of services and product offerings.
  • Stable and attractive aftermarket business or consumable products companies.
  • Companies able to benefit from enhancements in the application of information technology, manufacturing productivity improvements, global sourcing, and global marketing.
  • Strong and sustainable niche market position.

Undesirable Investments:

  • Real estate, oil and gas properties, high technology or regulated industries..
  • Early stage situations, such as startups seeking venture capital.

Geographic Criteria:

  • Prefer investments in Ohio and contiguous states especially if the business is under-performing.
  • Will consider investments throughout the US and Canada.
  • Investments outside the US and Canada require outstanding management in place, excellent growth potential coupled with strong historical profitability.

Industry Preference:

  • Evolving technology, product based businesses; OEM components and assemblies are of particular interest.
  • Industrial products and markets.
  • Select specialty chemical, wholesale distributions or service companies.


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Granville Partners Company Overview

GP is a private capital fund that invests in middle market companies, generally located in the Central and Midwest area of the US.

GP typically invests in:

  • Private companies that are transitioning ownership with either a partial or complete sale of the business.
  • Corporate divestitures.
  • Successful companies with sales in excess of $8M and generally below $50M.
  • Investments with and aggregate transaction value between $10M and $25M with EBITDA of $2 - $5M.
  • Will consider unprofitable companies only where clearly identifiable turnaround actions can be established.

Favored Transactions:

GP will invest either as a buyer of the entire business or as part of a partial liquidity transaction where management is looking for a structured path to eventual retirement. GP will only invest in a controlling position.