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Equity Investments

Hancock Capital Management targets non-controlling equity investments in established businesses led by experienced management teams and shareholders, including private equity sponsors.

Utilizing our wide and deep industry experience, we focus our diligence on the most critical issues. We complement this transaction analysis with our financial sponsor underwriting to evaluate whether the deal is a good fit for the owner’s and management’s track record of value creation. Because we also serve as a General Partner for our own private debt funds, we understand that it is critical to make decisions quickly and not surprise or delay our private equity partners.

Equity Solutions

  • Sponsored Co-investments – We invest alongside private equity sponsors to provide additional equity capital to facilitate growth or to help consummate transactions too large for a sponsor’s fund.
  • Non-Sponsored Direct Equity – We execute non-control direct equity investments in middle market companies, including those with a targeted investment horizon of five years or greater.

We welcome dialogue about equity co-investment and non-sponsored minority equity investment opportunities from sponsors, financial advisors and intermediaries.

Investment Criteria

We seek to support companies with the following characteristics:

  • Headquartered in North America
  • Proven management teams
  • Meaningful competitive position in target markets
  • Favorable free cash flow generation with the capacity for additional cash flow growth
  • Cyclical or non-cyclical
  • Operating and financial flexibility to manage through economic cycles
  • Demonstrated ability to grow

Industry Focus

The Hancock Capital Management investment team has deep knowledge across a variety of industries. For a list of our current and former portfolio companies, click here. Past investments have been made across the following industries:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Distribution
  • Financial & Insurance Services
  • Food & Commodities
  • Government Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Oilfield Services
  • Plastics & Packaging
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation & Logistics