We have bought from founders who fully exit, others who remain as CEOs, and everything in between. In each case we pride ourselves on being excellent investors in and stewards of lower middle market businesses.

Swipe
Northlane saw an opportunity to grow our company into a platform in the IoT space. They identified proprietary and transformative acquisitions that brought a portfolio of complementary technologies to the equation. Simply amazing value add. Thank you, Northlane.
Pete Zosimadis
Founder and Board Member | MultiTech Systems
As a founder, finding an investor who shared our desire to grow the company and continue to provide a highly-valued service to our clients was paramount. Northlane believed in our vision and helped us acquire two competitors, generating immediate value, and further solidifying our leadership position in the market.
Todd Knutson
Founder and Board Member | List Partners
As I considered selling my business, I was focused on finding an investor who would be a good steward for the business and enable me to transition to retirement shortly after closing. This meant finding an investor who had the resources and the network to fill out an executive team to succeed me. Northlane allowed me to achieve my goals and has supported PAR’s growth by investing in innovation and developing talent at the company. I am very pleased with my decision to partner with Northlane.
Joe Dattilo
Founder | PAR Excellence Systems
After 25 years of relying on organic growth at VMG, the Northlane Capital Partners team has been instrumental in adding M&A to our growth strategy. Since partnering with the Northlane team, we have successfully acquired two companies, started new de novo service lines, and expanded our customer base. We have accomplished growth with Northlane, while preserving the culture that has allowed us to produce best in class customer satisfaction.
Greg Koonsman
Founder and CEO | VMG Health
60+
Investments
$1.6B
Invested
19 years
working together

Value Creation Levers

Organic Growth

Focus on organic growth:

  • Salespeople
  • New products and services
  • New locations/geographic markets

Founders often see these opportunities, but are reluctant to further concentrate their family wealth by additional investments in the company

Growth through Acquisitions

We have completed more than 30 add-on transactions for our portfolio companies, serving as the corporate development function for many of those companies while allowing management to focus on the core business.

Leverage Northlane Executive Network

We partner with operating executives with industry-specific experience who in turn work with management to expand profit margins – over our history we have accelerated EBITDA growth during our ownership.

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