L2 Capital Partners was founded in 2011 to provide a more flexible alternative to entrepreneurs and other business leaders seeking to grow their companies over an extended time period. Our goal is to build a diversified portfolio of growing lower middle market companies through a sophisticated private equity approach that maximizes after tax returns for our companies’ founders and management teams.
L2 Capital principals have decades of experience in the lower middle market. As a family office, we have the extensive resources utilized by traditional private equity funds without being subject to their limitations.
We seek established and successful companies that have attained sector leading status and impeccable reputations through capitalizing upon demonstrable product or service differentiation. Most L2 Capital portfolio companies have operated for decades and are resistant to economic downturns.Investment Criteria
"I would highly recommend L2 Capital to any entrepreneur looking to partner with a high integrity, collaborative team. Growing a small business to the next level takes a combination of talents and L2 Capital not only provided investment for growth, but they added a mix of strategic focus and operational insight, augmented by outside expertise, to help build a more valuable company. "Steve Burke President & CEO, Surface Preparation Technologies
"The outstanding qualities of L2 Capital are competence and integrity. The principals of L2 capital are intelligent, savvy and willing to honestly answer all our questions. They were truthful, transparent and clearly understood that a good deal must be good for all sides. "David Hansen Founder, LSC Environmental Products
"Now as a Board member, I see first hand the high quality of management that L2 Capital provides to our Company. That means a lot. I highly recommend L2 Capital based upon a very positive experience before, during and after the sale of our Company."Dennis Super Founder, LSC Environmental Products
"I joined Require from a portfolio company of a much larger New York based private equity firm, and the positive attributes of L2 Capital were obvious from day one. The L2 Capital team is genuinely concerned with helping the CEOs of their portfolio companies succeed. They provide financial and operating advice and suggestions versus unrealistic goals and criticisms."Al Will CEO, Require Holdings
"The L2 Capital team was fair and honest to work with. They provided help when it was needed and were not overwhelmingly burdensome when it was not needed. L2 Capital was a good fit for Surface Preparation Technologies, and our experience with them was extremely positive."H. Matt Johnson Founder, Surface Preparation Technologies
"We could not have asked for a more perfect partner than L2 Capital. They have been right there with us during every aspect of our growth. While it would be easy to go on about their contacts and technical strengths, what stands out most for me, is their level of concern for our people and the underlying success of our business."Joe Donze CEO, LSC Environmental Products