Juniper Capital Management, a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on investments in the manufacturing, industrial products / services, and infrastructure service sectors, recently launched its operations. Juniper, led by Bryan and Lou Grabowsky, just completed fundraising and will provide capital coupled with strategic, operational and financial resources to entrepreneurial, market-leading companies.
The firm is currently seeking platform investment opportunities in U.S.-based companies with approximately $10-75 million in annual revenue, trailing twelve-month EBITDA of $2 million or more, a proven and sustainable business model, and management teams desiring a strategic partner to help facilitate growth.
“Juniper’s strategy is based on the development of collaborative partnerships with leadership teams of companies that have a strong heritage, a solid foundation and the ambition to drive significant growth in a controlled manner,” said Bryan Grabowsky, founding member. “Our goal is to assist these companies in the achievement of unrealized market potential including critical transitions. We also aim to deliver solid returns for our investors by achieving additional value in our portfolio companies through organic growth, operational improvements and strategic acquisitions.”
Juniper is distinct from other private equity firms in terms of its long-term investment horizon, the team’s significant hands-on industry and operating experience, and its strict focus on the power and importance of human relationships.
“We understand that companies with great market potential may simply need access to capital and thoughtful, well-informed guidance from the right partner to achieve their strategic objectives,” said Lou Grabowsky, founding member. “The team we have assembled has extensive experience, a broad global network of business relationships and a proven record of executing disciplined, comprehensive strategies that create value. Having collaborated with numerous entrepreneurs across a wide array of industries, we know how to advise management teams and boards of directors with critical business performance issues.”
Juniper will make investments in the form of equity and debt in amounts typically ranging from $5-$20 million per transaction, with smaller or larger investments where appropriate. Transaction structures will include full and partial recapitalizations, growth financings, generational transitions and leveraged buyouts. Juniper plans to offer hands-on assistance and board involvement to assist its portfolio companies, while letting the current management team retain control over day-to-day operations.
Juniper’s team has nearly 50 years of combined experience, including prominent leadership roles with some of the nation’s most prestigious professional services and financial firms.
Bryan Grabowsky has 13 years of principal investing, corporate finance and consulting experience, most recently serving as a vice president at Lone Star Investment Advisors LLC. Prior to joining Lone Star, he worked in the investment banking division of Challenger Capital Group Ltd. and the transaction services group at KPMG LLP.
Lou Grabowsky most recently served as Grant Thornton LLP’s chief operating officer, strategically guiding the firm’s operations over the period from 2009-2013. During his career, he has led and advised management teams and boards of directors, on a global basis, in achieving their strategic objectives, improving performance and advancing key governance practices. He also has a deep knowledge of the capital markets and regulatory environments, both domestically and abroad.
About Juniper Capital Management
Juniper Capital Management is a financial sponsor providing capital and strategic guidance to U.S. mid-market companies in the manufacturing, industrial products and services, and infrastructure services sectors. Headquartered in Dallas, Juniper’s leadership team brings significant experience in the firm’s target industries, including hands-on operational expertise, strategic guidance, a sophisticated understanding of the principal investment space and an international network of business relationships. For more information, visit junipercapmgt.com.