FI  Generations Management

     Office Locations:

13919 S W Bay Shore Dr., Suite G‐01
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-946-8772
Fax: 231-946-2954



  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Generations Management is a traditional family office run by and for a single family. The history of Generations started in the 1920s in Grayling, Michigan. Its interests are varied, having been involved in several industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, venture capital, private equity in lower middle-market companies, securities and futures trading, and real estate. The cornerstone of the firm's private equity strategy is to combine capital and transaction experience with proven management teams who have the vision, expertise and commitment to successfully grow businesses. Generations seeks to acquire niche manufacturers, value-added distributors and specialty service companies. Private Equity industries of interest include, but are not limited to: Healthcare, CleanTech and Renewable Energy, Consumer Products, Diversified Industrials, Niche Manufacturers and Distributors, Energy Services, Media & Entertainment, Outsourcing, Technology, Retail, and Freight. The firm targets acquisitions of companies with $5-30M in revenue, EBITDA of $1M or more ( no minimum for add-ons to existing portfolio companies). Current operating companies include Team Services (an oil & gas well servicing company), Pathway Homes (a homebuilding company), Cornerstone Excavating, and KMN Home (a home decor company).

    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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    Cori Nielson Principal
    Keith Nielson Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

      KMN Home

      Pathway Homes

      Team Services


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