VC  Sterling Investment Partners

     Office Locations:

285 Riverside Avenue Suite 300
Westport, CT 06880-4806
Phone: 203-226-8711
Fax: 203-454-5780



  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Founded in 1991, Sterling Investment Partners targets middle market companies specializing in business services, industrial and consumer value-added distribution, niche manufacturing, and transportation. Companies should have an EBITDA of $10 to $40+ million and a demonstrated strong free cash flow with revenues between $100 million and $500 million. Over its history, Sterling has completed platform investments, strategic or add-on acquisitions, recapitalization and liquidity events with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $10.0 billion, representing more than 80 transactions.



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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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    Charles W. Santoro Co-founder and Managing Partner
    Craig Steinke Operating Partner
    Craig Steinke Operating Partner
    David Strider Associate
    David Strider Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

      American West Restaurant Group
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      Aurora Parts and Accessories
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      FCX Performance, Inc.
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      Lipari Foods
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      Power Stop
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      Service Logic
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      Survey Sampling International
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