PE  Questor

     Office Locations:

101 Southfield Road, 2nd Floor
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-593-1930
Fax: 248-723-3907



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Questor is a private equity firm that manages approximately $1.2 billion across two funds. The firm's first fund of $300 million, raised in 1995, is fully invested and harvested. In 1999, Questor closed its second fund with $865 million of equity capital available for investments worldwide. The firm's second fund is substantially invested and is in the harvesting phase. Questor was co-founded in 1995 by Jay Alix and Dan Lufkin. Jay founded AlixPartners, a turnaround and performance improvement consulting firm. Dan is a co-founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Questor grew out of a combination of Jay's turnaround management experience and Dan's capital markets expertise. Since 1995, Questor has completed more than 20 acquisitions worldwide, with combined revenues exceeding $7 billion. The firm seeks to invest in companies in stable and growing industries with: revenues from $10 to $100 million; break-even or better profitability; and positive historical cash flows.

    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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    Jay Alix Managing Principal
    Robert D. Denious Managing Director
    Robert E. Shields Vice Chairman
    Wallace L. Rueckel Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Chef Solutions
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      Polar Corporation
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