About

OUR MISSION

To work as trusted partners with management teams, business owners, and investors to build shared, long-term value.

OUR VISION

INVEST:

We view every investment as a long-term opportunity, not a high-pressured ROI exercise. With the flexibility of a patient capital base and the proven expertise to move decisively, we put ourselves in the shoes of each company and align with the needs of the management team to make purposeful decisions that create value for everyone.

BUILD:

We partner with business owners and management teams to build and maintain a solid foundation for every company. As a knowledgeable resource, we provide strategic support and objective oversight to every company in which we invest.

HOLD:

Our investment horizon is open-ended, and our approach is patient and accommodating. The hurried “get in and get out” investment model is just not our style. By holding our companies, we ensure a stable, long-term business life-cycle and set the course for long-lasting strength and sustainability.

How we work

Our approach to private equity looks a little different than your typical investment firm.

Simply put, we believe two things.

  1. Relationships still matter.
  2. Respect that all capital is not the same.

We call these two things the PS Capital Partner’s Truths. Since our founding in 2001, these Truths have guided us in everything we do; from our investment philosophy to our strategic planning, to our day-to-day interactions and our honored commitments.

It’s why we value above all else being trusted partners in private equity investments. It’s why we invest our time in creating strong, loyal relationships with our management teams, business owners, investors, and service providers. It’s why we invest our expertise in creating long-term value.

And, it’s why our reputation, our track record, and our partnership have stood the test of time.

We’re not in the private equity business for the quick return. Rather, we treat every investment as an opportunity to build long-term growth through measured strength, stability, and sustainability. Our access to patient capital provides us the flexibility to make sound decisions backed by purposeful strategies, without the pressure of a pre-determined exit timeline.

With nearly sixty years of combined experience in private equity, we know that how we work is what makes the difference for our investors, management teams, and business owners, and what sets us apart from the rest.

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“The flexibility of the ‘PS model’ provides our team a foundation that has allowed us to ride out the 2009 economic downturn, opportunistically acquire an add-on business, consolidate operations and further grow internationally with a second opportunistic acquisition of a bankrupt US Company’s Mexico operation in 2014...” Read Full Testimonial

Jeff Clark - CEO, Waukesha Metal Products

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2001
Mar 2001
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Formation of PS Capital Partners

2003
Jun 2003

First acquisition – Midwest Stainless Process Systems

2004
Apr 2004
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Acquired Milwaukee Sign Company

Sep 2004
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Invested in Milwaukee Composites, Inc.

2005
Mar 2005
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Acquired Waukesha Metal Products

Jun 2005
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Exited Milwaukee Sign Company

Jun 2005
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Acquired Nekoosa Coated Products

2006
Feb 2006
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Nekoosa Add-on: Acquired Nashua’s carbonless paper unit

Mar 2006

Exited Midwest Stainless Process Systems

Apr 2006
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Acquired Sharp Packaging Systems

2007
Jun 2007
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Acquired Cardinal Packaging (predecessor to PAX Holdings)

Dec 2007
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Acquired Superior Health Linens

2008
Feb 2008
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Sharp Add-on: Seal-Tec Packaging

2009
May 2009
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Waukesha Add-on: Parkview Metal Products

2010
Jul 2010
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Acquired International Thermal Systems

2011
Mar 2011
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Invested in JTS Direct

Jun 2011
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Superior Add-on: Premiere Laundry Technologies

Jul 2011
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Exited Sharp Packaging Systems

Nov 2011
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Waukesha Add-on: Metal Skills

2012
Feb 2012
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PS Capital Partners moves to 758 N. Broadway (Milwaukee Athletic Club)

Sep 2012
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Exited Nekoosa Coated Products

Oct 2012
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Invested in CM Global

Dec 2012
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Acquired Sussek Machine Company

2013
Jan 2013
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JTS Add-on: Printworks South

2014
Jan 2014
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Waukesha Add-on: Assets of Revstone Fabrication (Mexico)

Feb 2014
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Superior Add-on: Judges Health Care Laundry

2015
Mar 2015
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Formed PAX Holdings, Cardinal Packaging becomes division of PAX

Apr 2015
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PAX Add-on: Drug Package

Apr 2015
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PAX Add-on: Shamrock Labels

Sep 2015
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Mike Mack joined PS Capital Partners

2016
Jan 2016
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Sussek Add-on: Reynolds Machine Company

Jan 2016
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Acquired Pioneer Packaging

Sep 2016
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Sold Superior Health Linens

2017
Nov 2017
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Formed ECC Holdings, Acquired Finishes Unlimited & Composite Coatings

2018
Feb 2018
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Invested in Pack Logix, Acquired Phillips 66 Fulfillment Business Unit

Feb 2018
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Acquired Doran and Ward

Mar 2018
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ECC Add-on: Prime Coatings/Prime Leather Finishes

Jun 2018
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PAX Add-on: Doran and Ward

2019
Jan 2019
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Sussek Add-on: Metalworking Solutions (Mexico)

Jan 2019
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PS Capital Partners temporarily moves to 735 N. Water (until MAC renovation is complete)