Investment Philosophy
Investment Strategy
Investment Criteria
Selected Target Industries

Selected Target Industries

We invest opportunistically in a wide variety of industries. We evaluate the attractiveness of industries on an ongoing basis in light of changing market conditions. Industries that are undergoing change or are out of favor are especially attractive. We have particularly deep experience owning manufacturing businesses with demonstrated competitive advantage—or “franchise” value. Tinicum also focuses on fragmented industries poised for consolidation, particularly where we can back a proven manager with industry expertise to execute on a roll-up strategy. In addition, we are interested in acquiring companies that strategically complement businesses in our current portfolio, including:

  • - Aerospace
  • - Aquaculture and seafood
  • - Consumable metal cutting tools
  • - Electrical contact materials and parts
  • - Fasteners and related tools
  • - Media and advertising
  • - Oil and gas
  • - Wireless communications infrastructure

We also regularly screen for industries that meet our investment criteria. Industries that currently are of particular interest include:

  • - Automotive
  • - Building products
  • - Electrical equipment
  • - Electronic components
  • - Farm and agriculture
  • - Healthcare
  • - Industrial machinery, automation technologies, products and components
  • - Motors and motion control equipment
  • - Pumps, valves and other flow control equipment
  • - Semiconductor and LED capital equipment
  • - Smart grid and alternative energy
  • - Specialty chemicals
  • - Specialty metals and materials
  • - Specialty waste treatment and disposal
  • - Sporting goods
  • - Vertical market software

Tinicum typically is not interested in the following areas:

  • - Real estate
  • - Retail
  • - Unproven technology
  • - Venture capital