Stone Arch Capital is currently focused on growing and exiting our remaining portfolio companies. We are no longer making new platform investments but will continue to evaluate potential add-on acquisitions or other growth opportunities for the existing portfolio.
The Stone Arch Bridge, located below St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the only bridge of its kind over the Mississippi River, the Father of Waterways. Built by railroad baron James J. Hill in 1883, the sweeping curvature of the bridge was an architectural breakthrough in its day. For over 100 years, the bridge successfully created a pathway for commerce, connecting the East to the West.
This historical Stone Arch Bridge stands as a symbol of the visionary spirit of Midwestern business and of the Industrial Age that shaped the evolution of our nation. Its characteristics of strength, integrity, and endurance are fitting values for our fund.
Over 100 years of collective private equity experience
Purchase and sale of over 150 companies
Familiarity with private company ownership family transition issues for over three decades
Our feedback is prompt, direct and honest
We are forthright about valuation and company pros and cons
We refuse to overstate valuation or play “bait and switch” games
We consider the best interests of all stakeholders in the context of every investment (shareholders, management, employees, vendors, customers and the communities involved)
We believe our partnership with management is critical to success
We do not approach investments with a “template” or “fixed solution”
We tailor every investment structure to address the unique needs and interests of the business, business owner and management team involved
We utilize conservative leverage structures to insulate our companies from unexpected economic downturns and provide our management teams with flexibility and capital to exploit growth opportunities
We roll up our sleeves to work with management
We offer a broad range of resources to our partners. In addition to growth capital and financing expertise, we provide ongoing support services for our portfolio, including financial analysis and modeling, strategic planning, identification and execution of add-on acquisitions, product line and service expansions, personnel additions, geographic and facility expansion, IT enhancement, process optimization, and succession planning
Our experienced Advisory Council brings over 150 years of collective manufacturing, service, distribution, and general operating talent
We are proud of the growth in revenue and employee headcount that our portfolio companies have achieved