investments in lower middle market

Investment Criteria

At all times, Cyprium Partners seeks to invest in companies and management teams that have a compelling business model and a carefully conceived vision for long-term growth.

Cyprium’s general investment criteria:

  • Manufacturing, distribution, or service–oriented companies
  • Sales between $50 million and $300 million
  • Minimum historical EBITDA of $8 million
  • Investment size of $10 million to $60 million
  • History of growth and profitable operations
  • Company owners interested in collaborating with an informed investor

The above criteria only address the general size and nature of a business. However, our experience has taught us that no two businesses are alike, so we always discuss the specific business and financial issues facing a particular company and its ownership. Cyprium has experience investing capital to help with various business situations facing a company’s ownership and their management teams, such as:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Growth capital
  • Shareholder or partner buy–out
  • Shareholder dividends for wealth diversification
  • Debt refinancing
  • Management buy–out (MBO) and buy–in (MBI)
  • Transfer of business ownership to children
  • Going private transactions
  • ESOP transactions

For companies that meet our investment criteria, Cyprium can lead investments ranging from $10 million to $60 million in any combination of the following capital securities:

  • Subordinated debt
  • Preferred stock
  • Common equity
  • Warrants, options and other forms of equity participation rights

Recent Investments

Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. – Pontiac, Michigan

Non-Control:
Irvin Automotive Products, Inc.

Provided an investment of subordinated debt.

Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC)

Non-Control:
Paper Machinery Corporation

Provided an investment of subordinated debt.