Small, privately-owned businesses are the bedrock of the US economy and the engine of the nation’s job growth. These companies are typically the result of risk-taking entrepreneurs who succeeded, against great odds, by providing better solutions for their customers while also creating a positive impact for their employees and the communities they serve.  Our role is to help carry on the legacy of these companies and owners as they enter the next phase of their evolution. 

For over two decades, we have been supporting companies as they reach critical inflection points.  When companies need an investment partner to assist with the planning or retirement needs of its owners or need a partner to achieve their longer-term goals, we bring a dedicated, collaborative and supportive team who can provide access to additional global resources needed to achieve that next phase of growth.

Rockwood is an operationally-oriented private equity firm that has been partnering with entrepreneur or family-owned businesses and management teams of corporate divestitures in the lower middle market since 1999. Rockwood takes a values-based approach to investing.  We bring our Rockwood River Guide® network and proprietary tool box to build extraordinary companies.  Rockwood invests in niche product manufacturers, value-added distributors and service providers in the following sectors:

Investment Criteria:

Target Company Size

  • $10-$75 million in revenue
  • $2-7 million of EBITDA


  • Corporate carve-outs or divestitures
  • Family/entrepreneur-owned recapitalizations or buyouts
  • Management buy-outs or buy-ins
  • Succession planning partnerships
  • Flexible Capital Solutions


  • Platforms: HQ in North America
  • Add-ons: Any location

Ownership Position

  • Control and partnership positions

Working with


Helping Business Owners & Management


Partnering on Corporate Divestitures