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Firm Overview

Gauge Capital is a lower middle-market private equity firm that is currently investing out of its 3rd fund. As the largest investor in their own funds, Gauge’s interests are aligned with those of their partners. Their primary aim is long-term, sustainable value creation through transformational change, organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Gauge invests in five key sectors: healthcare, technology, business services, government & industrial services, and food & consumer.  Gauge focuses on founder-led or management partnerships where sellers maintain an average of 20-40% ownership post transaction. They believe in partnership investments where both parties have financial alignment.

Why do prospects want to do business with the firm?:
Gauge prides itself not only on its returns but also on how they treat others. They work with founders to grow their business to the next level, helping founders and their families achieve financial security and success. Business brokers and investment bankers know that Gauge has industry leading returns. Alongside those returns, the capital commitment coming from the Gauge team allows them to work with the business owners we back as true partners.

Why do intermediaries present opportunities and want to conduct transactions with the firm?:
Gauge Capital has a dedicated Business Development team responsible for finding the best investment opportunities. Gauge prides itself on its efficient, yet thoughtful evaluation of new opportunities. Not only do they quickly review an opportunity and determine whether it’s a fit for Gauge, but they also provide meaningful feedback to intermediaries as to why a business or investment opportunity might not be a fit. Furthermore, their platform LOI signed to close rate across the firm is north of 90%. They pride themselves in being a quick no or a reliable yes, and intermediaries have expressed appreciation for that approach to doing business time and time again.


1256 Main Street #256 Southlake, TX 76092
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