The Corporate Originations Group

Our Corporate Originations Group is a merchant banking group that initiates buy-side transactions and makes equity co-investments, pari passu with its private equity partners, in privately held middle- and lower-middle market companies. Our COG, through a highly targeted, high-touch coverage effort, acts as an outsourced business development team proactively reaching out directly to business owners and management teams of companies that may fit with the specific investment/acquisition criteria of our firm and our nationally recognized and respected private equity partners.


Our clients include middle-market private equity firms and other financial institutions focused on acquiring businesses in the engineering and industrial products and services industries with EBITDA between $1.0 million and $25.0 million.

Business owners and entrepreneurs

Although we facilitate leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations and minority equity investments with privately held businesses, we also offer a variety of advisory services to business owners and management teams in order to assist them in creating a liquidity strategy that maximizes shareholder value.

meaningful access to key decision makers

On-going dialogue with our PE partners and corporate sellers provides:

  • real-time intelligence about strategic motivations of each PE buyer / corporate seller;
  • allows us to custom tailor and correctly position corporate sellers to each potential PE buyer to maximize the probability of closing a fair transaction;
  • provides valuable insight into the psychology behind each PE firm's decisions and negotiating tactics; and 
  • creates an open dialogue, honest discussion and fair negotiations for business owners or management teams.

private equity partners


focused on companies with ebitda

$1 - $25MM