PE  Valor Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

875 North Michigan Ave., Suite 3214
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-683-1900
Fax: 312-683-1881



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Established in 1995, Valor Equity Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm. Valor invests in companies that have sustainable revenues derived from a strategic or niche market position, but present complex, difficult due diligence issues and face constraints to revenue growth, profitability improvements, and enhanced returns on capital that limit the development into larger market growth companies. Such constraints typically involve inadequate strategic planning, expansion capital, marketing infrastructure, process improvement techniques, information systems and/or human resource infrastructure. Valor seeks control investments in businesses with an EBITDA of $5-$15 million. The firm has no minimum size for Add-on investments. Typical equity investments range from $10-$30 million per transaction. Valor's industry preferences include: Industrial Products & Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Industrial Maintenance, Value-added Distribution, Energy Services, Healthcare, Business Services, and Consumer.



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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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    Antonio J. Gracias Chief Investment Officer, Managing Partner, Founder
    Bradley Sheftel Managing Director
    BruceJohns Director
    Christopher Murphy Managing Director
    Erik Kinning Director


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      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      All Smiles
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      Astral Brands
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      Family Home Health Services
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      Harmony Biosciences
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      Mountain High
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      North American Coatings
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      Renovate America
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      Sizzling Platter
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      Smith Gas Field Services
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      Space Exploration Technologies
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      Tesla Motors
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