PE  Prospect Partners

     Office Locations:

200 West Madison Street, Suite 2710
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-782-7400
Fax: 312-782-7410



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Prospect Partners, LLC is a leading lower-middle-market private equity firm based in Chicago. Prospect focuses exclusively on management-led leveraged acquisitions of small companies with niche strategies. The firm manages three funds totaling $470 million and is a leading private equity buyer of companies with revenues between $10 million to $75 million. Prospect seeks to invest $2 to $30 million in management-led leveraged acquisitions. Since 1998, Prospect has invested in 90 companies (including 39 platforms) across a wide range of niche consumer, commercial, specialty distribution and service markets throughout the United States.



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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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    Bill Lump Chief Financial Officer
    Erik E. Maurer Principal
    Louis W. Kenter Founding Principal
    Maneesh K. Chawla Principal
    Richard C. Tuttle Founding Principal


    Portfolio companies include:

      Absolutely Custom Group
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      Codel Holding Company
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      Education Futures Group
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      ESI Lighting
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      GameMark Products
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      Gold Star Food Service
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      ICI Holding Company
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      Innovetive Petcare Holdings
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      Knight Packaging Group
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      Kronos Foods
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      Landmark Irrigation Services
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      Linkage Holdings
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      Navix Holdings
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      Office Resources Holding Company
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      Pipp Mobile Storage Systems Holding Company
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      Polymer Holding
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      Prospect Pools Group
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      Regency Windows
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      Spirit Foodservice Products
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      Summit Fire Protection
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      Superior Tool Holding
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      SurePoint Holdings
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      Tender Products
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      Velvac Holdings
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      WDP Holdings
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      Wedgewood Hospitality Group
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