MB  American Working Capital


     Office Locations:

525 West Monroe #2100
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-244-6960
Fax: 312-244-6951



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    American Working Capital (AWC) is a merchant banking and financial advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston and New York. AWC is focused exclusively on providing expert advisory services and capital to address ownership transition and growth capital needs in privately-held middle market companies. typical client/partner companies have business values between $25 million and $250 million within the following industry segments: Business Services; Government Services; Consumer Products/Services; Healthcare Services; Defense; Logistics / Transportation; Distribution; Niche / Specialty Manufacturing.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bryce C. May Managing Partner
    David C. Light Partner
    Richard C. May Managing Partner
    W. Ian Laird Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Medway Air Ambulance
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      Mr. Bults
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      National Railway Equipment
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