Investing in your legacy

Opportunities for your business

Vermilion makes control investments in family-owned businesses. We look for high performing businesses that care about all stakeholders. Your specific industry is not as important to us as the consistent profitable growth of your business.

Depending on your needs, Vermilion can use an equity buyout to take majority control or use an injection of our capital to accelerate growth. We can hold a minority or majority stake, with the discretionary right to acquire the balance of the equity when you are ready to exit.

Is your business a good fit?

EBITDA target
of $5-15 million
Revenue target
of $10-100 million
Established and high-performing management team
Family, entrepreneur-owned or other privately held business
Based in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes region

Our working relationship

Selling all or a portion of your business is a life-changing decision for you, your family, your management team and your employees. Your choice of equity partner will be an important factor to help shape the future direction and success of your business. Here’s what you can expect from the Vermilion team:

Our path forward is rooted in a view that the business you have built is resilient. We work with high-functioning management teams and trust that they can run the business on a day-to-day basis better than anyone else.
The Vermilion team focuses on strategy, governance and provides oversight on operations and execution.
We work hard to preserve your unique family values within the business and foster success as defined by you.

Why partner with Vermilion?


The Vermilion team has spent decades partnering with family-business owners in the lower middle market. We understand the tactical, operational and strategic challenges you face, and have strategies to address them.


We work with you to develop goal-driven plans, identify priorities, provide resources, solve problems and pursue growth.


We focus on the patient use of capital and know-how in partnership with management over the long term.


Our relationship with Mortenson gives you unique access to the resources and network of a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, as well as the know-how to successfully scale a family enterprise.

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