The Right Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution Investments

The Riverside Company has invested in more than 230 specialty manufacturing and value-added distribution companies across a wide variety of end markets.

Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution Portfolio
Company Spotlight

MEC3 is an Italian producer of ingredients for gelato and pastry-making, recognized in this market as the most important product innovator.

Exceptional Specialty Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Companies

Riverside seeks to invest in Riverside seeks special, market-leading companies with attractive EBITDA margins (15%+), strong customer value propositions and clear differentiation from competitors.  These companies often deliver:

  • Recurring-demand products

  • Attractive growth opportunities – strong secular trends, add-on acquisitions and/or cyclical recovery

  • Ownership of the end customer relationship

  • Diversified customer bases, end markets, suppliers, etc.

  • Services – Many of our specialty manufacturing investments have a strong service component to complement the product offerings

The Right Choice for Adding Value & Growth

Riverside loves growth, particularly when it comes in the form of both revenue and margins. We support growth through:

  • Investing in new product development

  • Leveraging Riverside’s global footprint to enter new markets and/or develop low-cost production capabilities

  • Introducing or building upon progressive manufacturing practices

  • Adding new sales channels or horsepower in existing channels

  • Building out the management team to prepare the company for the future

  • Strengthening IT systems and processes

  • Developing a targeted add-on acquisition strategy — on average Riverside completes one acquisition for each platform company acquired, helping drive strategic objectives

Target Sector - Flavor & Specialty Ingredients Investment Focus

The Riverside Comapny partners with flavor and specialty ingredients companies, and is well-versed in the flavor and specialty ingredients industries, making us a premier value-added partner.

Riverside seeks flavor & specialty ingredient partners with:

• Market Leadership
• Outstanding Reputation
• Strong Value Proposition
• Multiple Growth Opportunities

Learn More About Our Flavor & Specialty Ingredients Investment Focus

Select Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution Portfolio Highlights

Abracon Logo

Abracon

Invested
July 2018
Status
Active
Industry
Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and radio frequency (RF) solutions

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Arrowhead Engineered Products

Arrowhead Engineered Products

Invested
September 2015
Status
Active
Industry
Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Supplier of aftermarket replacement parts for motorized vehicles

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Eemax

Eemax

Invested
September 2008
Status
Exited
Industry
Consumer Brands, Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Manufacturer of tankless water heaters

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GEV Logo

GEV Group

Invested
October 2016
Status
Active
Industry
Business Services
Region
Europe
Business Unit
Riverside Europe
Strategy
Private Equity

Distributor of commercial kitchen equipment parts

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Nordco Logo

Nordco

Invested
July 2003
Status
Exited
Industry
Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Manufacturer of railroad maintenance-of-way equipment

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Rutland Group logo

Rutland Group

Invested
September 2013
Status
Exited
Industry
Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of screen printing inks and plastisol compounds

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