About Us

At Watervale Equity Partners, we are experienced private equity investors dedicated to partnering with owners and management teams in the lower middle market to develop and execute strategic plans and operational improvements that generate long-term, sustainable value. Our collaborative approach builds trust with management teams and is proven to drive results.

Our Strategy & Approach

Watervale Equity Partners was founded with the purpose of investing in and partnering with lower middle market manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer products. With decades of investing and operations experience, we are able to collaborate with management teams during the diligence process to identify and evaluate potential opportunities for growth, talent and resource development, and operational improvement.  We then partner with management teams to prioritize and execute those opportunities post-acquisition.  We believe that this collaborative, partnership approach has been and will continue to be a key driver of our team’s success.

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Investment Criteria

We seek control investments in growing lower middle market companies with defined criteria in specific sectors where we have experience and prior success. This allows us to act quickly and decisively throughout the transaction process and provides for more opportunities to create value post-acquisition.

Our Criteria

  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Consumer & Industrial Products
  • Engineered Products & Services
  • Market Leaders with Clear Value Proposition & Barriers to Entry
  • Conservative Capital Structure
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Enterprise Value

HQ in North America

Why Choose Watervale?

Our Team

With over 50 years of combined experience, the Watervale team works with companies and management teams to help them maximize their potential. Our team brings the approach, expertise, and experience necessary to generate results in today’s market.

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Our Values

We recognize and appreciate many of the challenges that smaller, entrepreneurial companies face. We look to draw on our experience, and the many lessons we’ve learned along the way to find and partner with promising companies and help them achieve their vision.

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Our Investment Experience

We have spent our careers working alongside founders and management teams to help their businesses overcome a variety of obstacles and achieve uncommon results.


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