We Build Companies.

Founded in 1999, Rockwood is an operationally-focused investment firm serving the lower middle market. We invest in corporate divestitures/carve-outs, as well as privately-owned manufacturers, value-added distributors and industrial services companies. Situationally, the companies we partner with often are seeking transformational change, or may have more complexities to the business situation or transaction. Rockwood invests out of its committed capital funds in companies headquartered in North America with $2 to $7 million in EBITDA (revenues typically $10-$75 million) for initial platform investments and will consider add-on investments of any size and geography.

Our firm’s mantra is “We build companies.” Because Rockwood often is the first outside investor in a transaction, management benefits from our “owner mindset” and partnership approach to adding value and equipping businesses with the tools, support and resources they need to achieve their potential. We have deep expertise serving businesses in regulated industries, including aerospace and defense, and partner with companies that have leading shares in their respective niche markets.

Aerospace & Defense Investment Focus

Rockwood is interested in acquiring niche aerospace and defense component
manufacturers and value-added distributors used in:

  • Commercial or military aircraft
  • Naval applications
  • Ground support applications
  • Rugged environments

Aerospace & Defense Expertise

Rockwood and its principals have significant investment and operational experience in aerospace and defense. Two of the firm’s four partners have held C-level positions within companies in the industry. Our portfolio investments in this space include, among others:

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Manufacturer of highly engineered transparent armor and accessories for military, Department of Energy and government security vehicles
Acquired in 2017


Value-added distributor and light manufacturer of high reliability electronic components serving defense, commercial aerospace and business aviation customers
Acquired in 2016


Manufacturer, processor and value-added distributor of semiconductors and components used in military, aerospace and other high reliability applications
Acquired in 2010 and sold to Micross Components, Inc. in 2015


Value-added distributor of electronic connectors and accessories primarily serving the military and aerospace end markets
Acquired in 2008 and sold to TTI, Inc. in 2014


Manufacturer of thermoelectric generators and heaters for remote oil & gas and military applications
Acquired in 2004 and sold to Gentherm, Inc. in 2014


Manufacturer of specialized heaters, ECUs, generators, air filtration products and other products focused on military and commercial truck end markets
Acquired in 2000 and sold to Behrman Capital in 2003

To discuss an aerospace/defense investment opportunity, please contact:
Kate Faust
(216) 278-7070