PE  Merit Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

303 West Madison Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-592-6111
Fax: 312-592-6112



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Merit Capital Partners manages over $1.7 billion of capital through five institutionally-sponsored limited partnerships. Merit invests mezzanine and equity capital in middle-market companies principally in manufacturing, distribution and services industries. Merit invests in the following transaction types: Management Buyouts, Acquisition Financings, Shareholder Liquidity Events, Recapitalizations, Growth Financings, and ESOPs. The firm targets an investment size of at least $20 million in companies with revenues of at least $25 million and EBITDA of at least $5 million. Merit does not consider start-ups, turnarounds, real estate financings, specialty retailers, and oil and gas opportunities.

    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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    Benjamin W. Yarbrough Vice President
    David Jones Managing Director
    Evan Gallinson Principal
    Jeremy F. Stump Vice President
    Joseph A. Polaneczky Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Active Minerals
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      Alden Industries
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      Angus Industries
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      B.E.T. - er Mix
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      Bakewise Brands
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      Bluegrass Dairy and Food
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      Brook Furniture Rental
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      Carex Health Brands
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      Clarion Technologies
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      Crown Products & Service
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      Design Space
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      Digney York
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      Engendren Corporation
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      Ferrara Fire Apparatus
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      Fleischer's Bagels
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      Glunt Industries
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      Identity Group Holdings Corporation
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      ISI Detention Contracting Group
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      Kinex R&M Holdco
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      Knights Apparel
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      Manistique Papers
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      May Logistics Services
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      Midwestern Manufacturing Company
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      Monarch Industries
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      MTI International
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      PVI Industries
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      RSA Engineered Products
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      Sales Performance International
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      Skyline Windows
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      Structural and Steel Products
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      The Plastics Group
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      Tom Cat Bakery
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      U.S. Minerals
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      Versatile Processing Group
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      VTI Instruments
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