PE  Prairie Capital

     Office Locations:

191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-360-1133
Fax: 312-360-1193



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $10 and $30 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. Since the firm's inception in 1997, Prairie Capital has completed more than sixty equity and mezzanine investments in small and mid-sized businesses. Prairie is based in Chicago and invests nationwide. With over $500 million under management through its four funds, Prairie Capital focuses on the lower end of the middle market, partnering with management and/or other private equity investors to effect a recapitalization or buyout. Collectively, the investment professionals at Prairie have worked with hundreds of privately owned middle-market businesses across a range of industries. Prairie Capital typically invests in privately held U.S.-based companies with annual cash flows of $4 to $12 million or more and recurring annual revenues in excess of $20 to $100 million. Prairie Capital focuses on niche manufacturers, business services, consumer products, marketing services, specialty chemical, and food businesses. Prairie Capital's four previous funds were deployed in more than 70 platform companies representing in excess of $525 million of invested capital. The firm is currently investing out of its latest fund, the $300 million Prairie Capital V.



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    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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    Barbara Sherlock Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
    C. Bryan Daniels Founding Partner
    Christopher T. Killackey Partner
    Darren M. Snyder Partner
    Nathan J. Good Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Administar Services Group
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      Captek Softgel
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      Chicago Deferred Exchange
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      Cole Taylor Bank
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      DRB Systems
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      FCA Packaging Products
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      Fortis Business Media
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      Industrial Water Treatment Solutions
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      Navman Wireless
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      Pioneer Metal Finishing
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      Pyott-Boone Electronics
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      R3 Education
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      Specialized Education Services
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      Statlab Medical Products
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      Swiss-American Products
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      Titanium Solutions
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      Tower Engineering Professionals
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