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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 leading 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