CapitalWorks is a Midwestern and family-focused private equity firm that encourages knowledgeable investors to partner with us in finding, vetting and owning companies. The company is now managing its fourth fund. We acquire lower middle-market companies east of the Rockies and give them the capital, support and freedom to grow. Sources for acquisitions include privately held businesses, private equity firms and larger private and public companies divesting a noncore business.
Following an acquisition, we follow a specific process for each portfolio company: we work to identify simple strategies to unlock value; we retain and reward great management; and we adhere to structural corporate governance. We support the management team to put these elements into place, then allow them to implement and lead.
Leveraging into the process the domain expertise of our investors—entrepreneurial families and successful business executives—enables us to be more diligent, strategic and engaged.
Rob McCreary founded CapitalWorks in 1999 with a bias toward deep value and preservation of capital. Today Rob remains chairman of the firm while Dick Hollington serves as CEO and managing director.