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Investment Philosophy
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AT CALERA CAPITAL we look to invest in middle-market companies with proven management teams, sound business franchises, and substantial unrealized potential. We're interested in public or private companies, family- or founder-controlled enterprises, and corporate divestitures in business services, specialty industrials, and related industries. Typically, we make substantial equity investments in operating companies with enterprise values up to $750 million, looking to deploy between $35 and $200 million in each transaction.

Our focus is on businesses that are leaders in their market segments, have opportunities for strong organic revenue growth, and exhibit both attractive margins and high returns on tangible capital.

The most important investment criterion for Calera Capital is an outstanding and steadfast management team. We do not buy businesses from management teams – we partner with management teams to buy businesses. There is no better evidence of this than the fact that the founders and management teams of our portfolio companies have invested over $1 billion of their own money alongside us.

Investment Criteria