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Small Business Buyout

A preferred investment partner to U.S. small businesses since 2005

Siguler Guff is a value-added investor known for our strategic approach, with commitments to over 100 private equity funds and over 200 equity co-investments since its formation in 2005. The Small Buyout Opportunities seeks to invest in “best in class” small and lower middle market companies through commitments to private equity funds and equity co-investments alongside fund managers and deal sponsors.

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Investment Criteria

Fund Investments

  • Lower middle-market buyout and growth equity funds
  • Prefer sector or geographic focused funds
  • Buyout and growth equity
  • History of investing in emerging managers (over 30 first time funds)
  • Fund size generally $100-$500 million
  • Fund commitments range $30-$60 million


  • Established, niche-market leading companies
  • EBITDA of $5-$25 million
  • Prefer family owned/operated businesses
  • Value-added sponsor with relevant experience
  • Equity co-investments generally $5-$30 million

Strategic Capabilities

  • Anchor Investor
  • Structured joint ventures / SMAs
  • Warehousing capabilities
  • Opportunistic direct and fund secondaries

Industry Focus

  • Business Services
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrials
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Aerospace
  • Government Services


Representative Investments

Representative Investments

For further information regarding investments and transactions shown, please see additional disclosures

General Inquiry