PE  Brass Ring Capital

     Office Locations:

485 South Creek Drive
Sarasota, FL 34229
Phone: 941-416-0594
Fax: 952-473-3607

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Education & Training
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Brass Ring Capital is a private investment firm focused on addressing the equity and liquidity needs of small businesses in the Upper Midwest with a preference for companies located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and contiguous states. The firm's team works in partnership with owners and managers to facilitate ownership transitions of profitable, niche companies generating revenues of $5-$50 million. Brass Ring focuses on companies with five or more years of operation in the business services and manufacturing sectors, with $1 - 3+ million in EBITDA. The firm manages two investment partnerships, Renovare Capital Partners and RCP Fund II, which are funded by more than 60 successful small business owners, investment managers, and operating executives as well as Brass Ring's partners.

    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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    David J. Raffel Managing Director
    Elizabeth B. Richter Senior Executive Assistant
    James W. Cox Special Advisor
    Stephen J. Laczniak Principal
    Steven D. Peterson Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      American Finishing Resources
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      Classic Brands
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      DPIS Engineering
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      Franklin Energy
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      IGC Technologies
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      Infinity Precision
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      Nationwide Learning
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      Portu-Sunberg Marketing
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      RIE Coatings
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