We invest in companies with $2 million to $10 million in operating cash flow and $10 million to $50 million in enterprise value.
We believe that the basis for sound business relationships begins with face-to-face interactions. We focus our investments to companies with their primary operations located in the Western United States but will consider investments elsewhere in the United States.
We invest in manufacturing, distribution, technology, telecommunications, and business services companies that are market leaders or have the potential to be market leaders in a well-defined industry niche. We do not invest in biotechnology, public transportation, real estate development, retail, or non-proprietary consumer goods. For a non-exhaustive list of industries that interest us defined by SIC code click here
“Over the years that I have known and worked with the principals at J2 Partners, I have always found them to bring top tier private equity talent, sophistication, and insight to lower middle market companies. More importantly, they have consistently proven to be straight shooters, easy to work with both in negotiating and closing a transaction-- a critical quality for both a seller and an intermediary looking to close a transaction in these tumultuous times. Throughout the process, J2 focuses on strong personal relationships between company management and J2, which is a significant element to succeed in the middles market. Once the transaction is closed, J2 acts as a strong partner for management in only supporting their objectives, but also in bringing sophisticated, strategic ideas and direction to the company on a go forward basis. Anyone who deals with J2 can count on the firm’ s focus, integrity and commitment.”
Jeff Sussman, Sr. Vice President, Cantor Fitzgerald
“At a time of significant turmoil in the capital ,markets, when few deals were making it across the finish line, J2 Partners was able to maintain momentum and complete a very difficult transaction, delivering to our clients every aspect of the letter of intent. I would welcome the opportunity to do another deal with them.”
Norm Duffett, Managing Director, D.A. Davidson
“I knew that choosing a partner to acquire my business was particularly important because I was going to continue on as CEO and as a significant shareholder. J2 Partners has proven to be exceptional in every sense, as a counter-party negotiating the agreements, and at a strategic level as board members. I could not ask for better business partners.”
Sean Kelly, CEO, Instrument Sales and Service
“After I made the introductions, I turned the deal over to the principals at J2 Partners. At every step, the exercised a high level of professionalism and competence. They moved through due diligence and contract negotiations quickly, and they regularly kept me informed as things progressed. The team is thorough and competent on every aspect of the transaction, including accommodating several unique needs of our client. J2 is definitely one of the best buyers to work with.”
Jay Adler, Principal, Adler&Company, (Investment Banker)
“During the course of selling my business and then working together, I developed a great relationship with the partners of J2. They are straight-forward and fair in all of our dealings, and after the transaction they continue to be excellent, committed, creative, and contributing business partners. Our Board interactions provide me with numerous insights in how to improve all areas of our operations.”
Dan Fergus, President, Genesee Group