Investment Criteria

The Mendota Group invests primarily in manufacturing and value-added distribution companies. Key investment criteria include:

Transactions Below $20MM
We prefer smaller companies with a track record of positive cash flows. Companies of this size typically face similar challenges as they look to grow and these challenges fit well with our skills.

Well-Defined Products and Markets
We appreciate the advantages of a mature and stable market that values a strong, professionally run company. While we typically invest in manufacturing operations, we will also consider value-add distributors with no limitations to growth.

Companies Ready for Transition
Our greatest success is with companies whose owners have achieved profitable success and are now ready to move on and allow their teams to focus on the next level of growth. These management teams can benefit from a hands-on partner with fresh perspective on how to achieve greater profitability. We don't expect our companies to be perfect; in fact, we enjoy the challenge of helping teams work through the challenges of an ownership transition.