PE/FI  Mid Oaks Investments

     Office Locations:

750 Lake Cook Road, Suite 460
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847-215-3475
Fax: 847-215-3421



  • Middle Market



  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Founded in 1986, Mid Oaks Investments is a private investment firm with a history of investing its principals' capital in private equity investment opportunities. Mid Oaks founder, Wayne Kocourek, sold Applied Industrial Materials Corp. in Chicago in 1997. The firm's current and former portfolio companies range in size from early stage to more than $400 million in sales, and the companies that Mid Oaks seeks tend to range in size from $25 to $250 million in sales. Mid Oaks prefers to invest in manufacturing companies, but will consider opportunities in other industries such as distribution, service, printing, packaging, etc. Mid Oaks is not interested in financial, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, or retail businesses. The firm targets companies with operations primarily located in North America.

    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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    Daniel A. Nadler Associate
    David A. Boyle Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
    David L. Crouch Managing Director
    Donald F. Piazza Senior Managing Director
    Michael A. Kocourek President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      D&W Fine Pack
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      Environmental StoneWorks
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      Liquid Container
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      Plastic Packaging Technologies
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      Truck Bodies and Equipment International
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