Investment Philosophy Turnspire’s investment philosophy is predicated on creating value through operational improvements rather than through financial leverage.  We strive to make each of our companies best-in-class in their respective industry niche, and then to grow the businesses through organic initiatives or strategic acquisitions.

We focus on strong businesses with defensible market positions that have the following characteristics:
Company Size
  • Revenues between $25 million and $300 million
  • Positive EBITDA not required
Investment Size Up to $30 million (ability to upsize for relevant situations)
  • Special situations; complex, multi-constituent transactions
  • Corporate carve-outs / non-core assets
  • Underperformers and operational turnarounds
  • Bankruptcies and other financial / operational distress; debt for control
  • Out of favor or misunderstood industries
  • Family transitions and / or owner-operator sales
Industry Focus Companies in the broader manufacturing and industrial space, including:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Capital Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Engineered Products
  • Food and Beverage
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Logistics (asset heavy)
  • Metals and Metal Fabrication
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Plastics and Synthetic Materials
Geography Headquartered in the United States or Canada

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