Equity Investments

A Trusted Partner Throughout Your Investment Lifecycle
Main Line Equity Partners is focused on investing in profitable, next stage growth companies, with 750k Min EBITDA and Sub $25 million in revenue. With break-through capital and operational support, you can increase your market share and accelerate your earnings growth. We strategically invest at this end of the lower middle market because our collective experience has taught us that the greatest opportunities for outsized returns exist in these businesses.
Our philosophy is built on the belief that the highest returns are achieved through a financial and operational partnership. We provide a stable platform to manage growth alongside strong, forward-thinking management teams. We are committed to adding value to our portfolio companies by delivering the resources to unlock value and developing sensible, realistic deal structures that mitigate risk.


Portfolio Niche

Closely-held, privately-owned next stage growth companies with a defined business model and defendable innovation.

Influence Outcomes

Participate at the Board level and an active operational role in the portfolio company (e.g., COO, CFO, VP Sales/Marketing).

Risk Control

Structure transactions to protect against downside scenarios, ensure key assets have strategic value, and develop multiple exit strategies.

Align Interests

Managing Partners invest 10-20% of their own capital in each transaction.

Consistent Returns

Manage a diverse portfolio of companies designed to yield a high “batting average” rather than just a few “home runs.”

Liquidity Events

Exit investments only after achieving shared goals for growth and value.


Transaction Types

Active or passive strategic growth capital, buyouts, and recapitalizations.

Ownership Position

Minority or control.

Target Industries

Software and defendable technologies in: Engineering, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, or Real Estate.


Primarily Eastern U.S.; however, will evaluate opportunities in other regions.

Key Business Characteristics

Demonstrate scalable business model, stable customer base, market differentiators, prospect pipeline, and case studies to validate demand.

Key Management Attributes

Hands-on management team with “skin in the game,” command of their innovations, and desire to utilize strategic resources to grow.

Key FinancialMetrics

Target company size: $750 thousand – $25 million in revenue ($100 thousand – $2 million EBITDA). Investment size: $500 thousand – $5 million.


01 / Deal Sourcing

Partner personal networks
Professional services partnerships
Fund-to-fund relationships
Buy-side brokers
Portfolio company M&A targets

02 / Business Review

Meet key employees
Industry assessment
Product growth analysis
Leverage network to qualify opportunity

03 / Due Diligence

Historical and forecasted revenue analysis
Value creation analysis
Financial modeling
Structure and terms negotiations

05 / Value Addition

Capital raise partner
Embedded C-level services
Partnership Services
Prepare company for M&A

04/ Approve & Invest

Partner committee approval
Allocation of firm resources
Strategic plan finalized
Legal agreements executed
Capital calls


Reprocessed Cardboard Box Distributors

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Investment Date: December 2018

Tensitron Measurement Instrumentation

Location: Longmont, CO
Investment Date: March 2016

Webhook Proxy & Provider Platform

Location: Birmingham, AL
Investment Date: January 2016

E-Learning Tools for Educational Institutions

Location: Birmingham, AL
Investment Date: May 2016

Portable X-ray Spectrographic Instrumentation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Investment Date: April 2015

Strategic HR Partner & Consulting Firm

Location: Wayne, PA
Investment Date: March 2015

Treatment of Precursors to Esophageal Cancer

Location: Redwood City, CA
Investment Date: October 2014

Data-Driven Customer Marketing Platform

Location: Lansdale, PA
Investment Date: April 2013

Medical Devices for Treating Vascular Disease

Location: Morrisville, NC
Investment Date: September 2013

Media CRM & Sales Analytics Platform

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Investment Date: July 2013

Clinical & Financial Management Software

Location: Conshohocken, PA
Investment Date: February 2014

Real Estate Sales, Property Management, Leasing

Location: Narberth, PA
Investment Date: October 2010

Product Design Software for Manufacturing Industries

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Investment Date: August 2006

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