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 healthcare, and partner with companies that have leading shares in their respective niche markets.

Healthcare Investment Focus

Rockwood is actively looking to invest in manufacturers of durable medical equipment, consumable medical supplies and non-invasive medical devices.

Target Company Size

  • $10-$75 million in revenue
  • $2-$7 million of EBITDA
  • Add-ons of any size

Transaction Types
Buyouts, recapitalizations & partnership investments

Ownership Position
Prefer control, but will consider partnership positions

Geography

  • Platforms – headquartered in North America
  • Add-ons – any location

Situations

  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Family/entrepreneur-owned
  • Management buyouts

Business Types

Manufacturers, service and solution providers of:

  • Home accessibility and safety products
  • Low‐tech medical device (non‐invasive Class I and II) products and components
  • Surgical tools and punches
  • Disposables, procedural kits, medical tools and tool replacement parts
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical device automation equipment, particularly for catheters and guidewires
  • Businesses supporting medical device manufacturers, including Contract manufacturers (CMOs), components or parts, cleaning, kitting/assembly, packaging, labeling, sterilization, etc.
  • Businesses supporting pharma, including Contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Labs, lab services and supplies providers
  • Complex rehabilitation technology (CRT)
  • Physical and occupational therapy equipment and services

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Healthcare Expertise

syneo-logo

Provider of automation equipment, tools & services for the medical device industry, primarily catheters and guidewires.

Invested in 2019; Seeking add-on opportunities

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Provider of home accessibility and safety solutions, including ramps, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, transfer aids and bath safety products.

Acquired in 2018; Seeking add-on opportunities

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Market-leading manufacturer of standing solutions to support therapy for adults and children with disabilities. It manufactures the EasyStand brand of state-of-the-art standing frames and equipment to help improve the quality of life for individuals worldwide who use wheelchairs.

Exited in 2017

medical-positioning

Manufacturer of patented specialty beds and tables designed to improve diagnostic imaging procedures in cardiology, radiology and mammography, as well as interventional procedures.

Exited in 2017

To discuss a healthcare investment opportunity, please contact:
Kate Faust
kfaust@rockwoodequity.com
(216) 278-7070