We are thrilled to announce that Rockwood Equity Partners has once again been recognized on Axial’s Top 50 Lower Middle Market Industrial Private Equity Investors & M&A Advisors* list. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to lower middle market businesses. Thank you to Axial for recognizing us and for being an important partner and resource.  

Rockwood Equity Partners has long maintained a focus on the industrial sector, a commitment that has defined our organization from its inception. The industrials sector is particularly crucial in 2024 due to its pivotal role in economic recovery and growth. This sector is essential in meeting the increasing demand for advanced manufacturing, infrastructure development, and sustainable practices, which are key drivers for long-term economic stability and competitiveness.

With offices in Cleveland, Denver, and New York, Rockwood is uniquely positioned to drive transformative investments in industrial companies across North America. At the heart of our approach lies our time-tested resources, including our Rockwood Growth System and our invaluable Rockwood River Guide network. These assets are designed to not only fuel growth but to nurture and cultivate the potential of lower middle market industrial companies. By leveraging these tools, we aim to enhance operational efficiency, drive technological advancements, and support sustainable growth strategies, ensuring that our portfolio companies are well-positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the industrial landscape of 2024 and beyond.

Follow us on LinkedIn or check out Rockwood News to stay in touch on our recent investments or reach out with any industrial opportunities that meet our investment criteria. Thank you again to Axial for supporting us in our shared mission to serve the lower middle market.

*Rockwood did not pay a fee as part of the selection process. Axial is an unaffiliated third party not related to Rockwood. 


Axial’s Top 50 industrial list was generated based on a weighted formula leveraging private transaction data from the Axial platform. Metrics in the formula include the number of industrial deals brought to market via Axial (sell-side), how much interest those deals generated from Axial’s buy-side member base (sell-side), the number of specific industrial-focused investment mandates created in the platform (buy-side), and the number of industrial deals that progressed through the deal funnel achieving an executed LOI or successfully consummated transaction (buy- & sell-side).