Who We Are

Seneca Partners is an active independent sponsor located in metro Detroit, MI that specializes in lower-middle market opportunities. Seneca works closely with family offices and institutional capital partners to invest in profitable businesses based in the U.S. and Canada.

Our focus is on businesses where Seneca can play an active board role to add value, as well as industries where we or our partners have a deep understanding of the dynamics, trends, and potential growth strategies.

Seneca Partners has completed more than 100 transactions across multiple industries and geographic locations during its 20-year history. Our professionals leverage over 150 years of collective transaction experience in providing mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic guidance. Seneca invests and partners in businesses where our experience and acumen can play an active role in their growth and development.

Investment Criteria


Industry
Seneca takes an agnostic, opportunistic approach to invest with strong experience and high interest in the following industries:

Specialty FinanceDirect to ConsumerIndustrial Services ManufacturingHealthcare ServicesIT Services

Size
Revenue: $5M to $100M+
EBITDA: $2M to $25M+
Equity: $3M to $50M+
Geography
U.S. & Canada Headquartered



Deal Flow

Work with other independent sponsors

Seneca’s deep team, extensive capital partner relationships, and willingness to share deal economics make us an attractive partner for other independent sponsors. As an active independent sponsor, Seneca knows how to get these deals done.

Deal Flow

Institutional Driven Proprietary Deals

Alongside its independent sponsor partnerships, Seneca’s investment approach places a major emphasis on identifying opportunities through proprietary relationships and regional bank processes at attractive valuations.

Partners

Extensive Capital Partners Network

Seneca has developed deep relationships with capital partners interested in supporting transactions:
300+
Family Offices
500+
Private Equity Funds and Asset Managers
150+
Credit, SBIC, & Mezzanine Funds

Deep Team

The Seneca Partners Team

Seneca is composed of eight industry professionals that enable an all-hands-on-deck approach to deal sourcing, modeling, CIM/management presentation creation, capital sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio monitoring.

Seneca Relationships

Value Propositions


Private Equity

Seneca has a large and growing network of private equity and SBIC funds that are focused on partnering with independent sponsors. These cultivated relationships allow Seneca to quickly and easily get timely feedback on interesting deal opportunities.


Private Equity Deal

Lab Crafters

Lab Crafters


Private Equity Deal

Big Truck Rental

Big Truck Rental


Family Offices

Seneca has curated a large network of family offices that are serious about making direct investments in transactions with independent sponsors. On both Current and Exited portfolio companies, we have worked closely with family offices to close transaction opportunities.


Family Office Deal

EOTech

EOTech


Family Office Deal

Tactical Cleaning Company

Tactical Cleaning Company



Entrepreneurs / Business Owners

Seneca is focused on driving post-transaction value for the business owner/entrepreneur by leveraging sector knowledge, process focus and our deep network to drive value at the board level while letting entrepreneurs manage the business day to day. We complete this through a hands-on approach throughout the entire relationship.


Entrepreneur / Owner Deal

Specialty Rescue and Fire Service

Specialty Rescue and Fire Service


Private Equity Deal

Lab Crafters

Lab Crafters


Independent Sponsors

Seneca looks to partner with other independent sponsors on transactions they source and deals that Seneca sources. Seneca brings to bear its extensive capital partner network and larger team to provide the highest likelihood that the transaction will be consummated. We are happy to share economics with our independent sponsor partners.


Independent Sponsor Deal

AllTrans Terminal Companies

AllTrans Terminal Companies


Independent Sponsor Deal

Circadence

Circadence