PE  South Franklin Street Partners

     Office Locations:

526 Superior Ave E. Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-472-6660
Fax: 216-923-0740



  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Transportation & Distribution



    South Franklin Street Partners operates two pools of capital dedicated to the middle market: the ESOP Mezzanine Fund, and the Middle Market Mezzanine Fund. The ESOP fund targets businesses generating annual revenues from $10 million to $150 million, investing from $2 million to $10 million. The Middle Market Mezzanine Fund also targets businesses generating revenues from $10 million to $150 million across all industries. However, this fund seeks to assist companies and/or their shareholders in the following situations: Buyout of minority or majority shareholders; Growth or acquisition financing; Going private transactions, ESOP's; and Leveraged recapitalizations. The Middle Market fund typically invests from $2 million to $10 million.

    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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    Bonnie J. Klonowski Marketing Manager
    Lynn W. Carpenter Director
    William W. Vogelgesang Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Brantley Trucking
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      Dixie Group
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      Gerli & Co.
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      Great Western
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      MC Assembly
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      National Archive Publishing Company
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      Priority Production Services
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      Wessels Company
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