PE  Winona Capital Management

     Office Locations:

980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1950
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-334-8800
Fax: 312-223-9484



  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Winona Capital Management provides acquisition and growth capital to outstanding companies in the lower middle market. The firm manages over $125 million and seeks direct investments in consumer-driven companies characterized by innovative high-margin products or services with strong growth prospects in revenues and earnings. Winona has particular interest and experience in businesses focused on: niche consumer goods and services; sports, recreation and leisure; specialty manufacturing and distribution; growth-oriented, multi-unit specialty food and retail; and education services. The firm's focus is on companies with revenues of $10-100 million and EBITDA above $1 million. Winona seeks to commit $5-$20 million in equity capital per opportunity, whether that investment can be made at the outset or committed over a 5 year period.



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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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    Barrett Willich Associate
    Dan Kipp Managing Director
    Jason Sowers Vice President
    Jason Starr Vice President
    Jeff Vincent Director


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