Investment Approach

We believe in simpler, more flexible capital structures 

Champlain invests between $30 and $100 million in manufacturing, consumer product, distribution, healthcare, and non-financial services businesses with many of the following characteristics: Revenues of $10 million to $100 million, EBITDA of
$3 million to $10 million, history of consistent earnings, products valued by their customers, defensible market positions, solid organic growth potential, and strong management teams willing to embrace best practices.

Unlike traditional private equity firms who provide only the equity (leaving the balance of the funding to come from highly restrictive debt), we provide ALL of the capital to buy companies. Our distinct “One-Stop” approach results in simpler and faster transactions, creates alignment of interests among the stakeholders, and allows companies to navigate the ups and downs that all businesses inevitably face.

Champlain’s unique funding approach also offers creative and flexible structures to maximize sellers’ gains on sale transactions. At the same time, our One-Stop approach benefits companies, their employees and customers post-transaction by not handcuffing them with highly restrictive third party debt that can impede growth.

Finally, we can meet any seller’s needs, from cashing out and retiring, to retaining a significant stake and continuing to lead the business.