Investment Criteria

EBSCO Capital is responsible for the investment and acquisition activities of EBSCO Industries. We are primarily focused on new platform opportunities and add-on acquisitions, but are also committed to venture and fund opportunities that align with our goals.

The below criteria speaks to our preferences within each investment category.


Platforms Add-ons Direct Venture Funds
Thematic Alignment Strong Preference Preferred Required Required
Size $8-25M EBITDA No minimum No minimum No minimum
Profitability >10% EBITDA Margin >10% EBITDA Margin • Not pre-revenue
• Rule of 40 preference
Track record of high return on invested capital
Other • Sustainable and clear economic moat
• Diversified customer base
• Growth equity
• Venture
Management Proven and committed management team Proven and experienced fund managers

New Platform Interests

EBSCO Capital is actively seeking platform investment opportunities thematically aligned with the interests below. We seek to be permanent capital for durable and enduring businesses, and partner with strong, commited management teams to create sustainable value over the longterm.

  • Hydraulic Components Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Electrical Products Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Electrical Controls & Panel Shops
  • Water
    (Maintenance and Services, Operators and Engineers)
  • Green Energy and Solar
  • White Van Industries
    (HVAC/Plumbing/Electrical, Appliance Repair and Maintenance, Building
    systems Maintenance)
  • Building Monitoring
    (Systems Integrators, Security/Fire)
  • Specialty MRO Services
  • Equipment Dealerships
  • E-Commerce Enablement
  • Ed Tech

Add-On Interests For Active Holdings

Electrical Components

(Need-It-Now Distribution, Component Manufacturing, Panel Shops and Control
Systems, Niche Electrical Equipment).

Hydraulic Components

(Need-It-Now Distribution, Manufacturing, Engineering Solutions, Supply
Chain Management).

Enthusiast Products

(Fishing, Hunting, Outdoor).

Workspace Solutions

(Furniture and Storage, Utility and Storage Carts, Power Charging Products).

Academia Information Products & Services