Favorably Differentiated Approach 

The business experience of Cortec Group’s principals differentiates us – we only visit those companies we’re genuinely interested in, assess them quickly, and are a valuable resource for management post-closing.

Favorably Differentiated Approach

The business experience of Cortec Group’s principals differentiates us – we only visit those companies we’re genuinely interested in, assess them quickly, and are a valuable resource for management post-closing.

Cortec Group was founded by senior business executives, not “financial engineers”; we understand the opportunities for, and challenges faced by, companies competing in the global marketplace.

Our principals collectively have over 150 years of experience working with talented executives in more than 100 different successful specialty products, distribution and services companies.

We quickly grasp the fundamentals of companies we consider buying and expeditiously complete our due diligence.

Post-closing, we do not run the companies in which we invest; we offer our management teams experience, resources and capital to help drive organic growth and acquisitions.

We provide meaningful equity ownership and long-term incentive compensation opportunities to management – everyone’s interests are directly aligned.

Business Builders

Cortec Group brings more to the table than money; we use our broad-based business experience to help management teams capitalize on opportunities and address challenges.

Cortec Group is particularly accomplished in working with successful companies to:

  • Build infrastructure, systems and other resources to sustain rapid growth rates
  • Expand into new markets, channels and/or geographies
  • Develop sales and marketing programs
  • Facilitate new product development and effective product sourcing

We are very comfortable working with incumbent management and also have extensive experience:

  • With owners and/or senior leaders wishing to transition out of their businesses
  • Helping entrepreneurial managers supplement their teams
  • Building out incomplete leadership groups
  • Facilitating corporate carve-outs

We are careful and thoughtful about the amount of leverage we use.

Cortec Group actively seeks, and reserves capital to execute, add-on acquisitions for our portfolio companies.

Focused Acquisition Criteria

Our investment criteria are focused and consistent.

Cortec Group seeks to make control investments in U.S.-based businesses with:

  • Revenues of $40 to $300 million
  • EBITDA of $7 to $35 million
  • Strong free cash flow
  • A proven ability to drive demand for their goods or services

We target the following industries in which we have prior experience and success:

  • Healthcare Products and Services
  • Value-added Distribution
  • Building Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Niche Manufactured Products
  • Specialty Services

Cortec Group does not do turnarounds nor do we make investments in retail stores, fashion products, software or capital intensive companies or manufacturers of commodity products.

Track Record and Capital Under Management

Cortec Group has a long track record of building great businesses and generating attractive returns for our management teams and investors.

Cortec Group’s performance ranks us among the most successful private equity firms:

  • Cortec Fund III’s (vintage 2000) gross and net returns rank it in the top quartile of comparable firms in the Preqin private equity database.
  • Cortec Fund IV’s (vintage 2006) realized returns are impressive relative to other 2006 vintage funds in the Preqin database.

Cortec Group has grown its assets under management with each successive fund.

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Our Investors

We have well-established relationships with a diverse group of blue-chip investors – many of our limited partners have invested with Cortec Group over decades.

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Cortec Group’s principals have committed significant personal capital to each of our funds, assuring that our interests are aligned with our investors and portfolio company management teams.

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