Our Focus Is You
Mainsail invests exclusively in bootstrapped companies. Why do we focus on bootstrapped companies? We believe founders and management teams of bootstrapped businesses possess a unique level of passion, commitment and work ethic. We respect the culture of discipline and capital efficiency required to build a business with minimal outside capital. We appreciate that your business was built with highly valued products and services at its core. We believe in your business because we have been in your shoes.
Mainsail’s model does not rely on financial engineering or a few big hits for us to be successful. We invest in profitable businesses with proven business models. Our goal in any investment scenario is to maintain profitability and use minimal debt. We identify businesses with great potential and strive to create long term value for every one of our companies through operational improvements, strategic partnerships, smart investments, and ultimately revenue and earnings growth.
At Mainsail Partners, we structure an investment to satisfy the needs of you and your management teams. We invest in a variety of sectors and have the knowledge and experience necessary to complete various investment structures including:
- Management buyouts
- Growth equity investments
Mainsail prefers to be the lead investor and have a seat on the company's Board of Directors.
Mainsail Partners invests in companies located in the United States and Canada with the following parameters:
- Revenue of $4 - $50 million
- EBITDA of $1 - $8 million
- Established operating history of growth and profitability
- Sustainable competitive advantage
- Recurring revenues
- High margins
Mainsail Partners typically commits $5 - $15 million initially and can commit up to $40 million of equity capital per investment when appropriate. Our capital base and dedication to your growth enables Mainsail Partners to commit additional equity capital as strategic financing needs arise.
See Mainsail’s current portfolio of companies.