Founded in 2009 by operators from the manufacturing and distribution sectors, Leading Ridge Capital Partners is a private investment firm headquartered in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area with an office in Manhattan. Leading Ridge is a partner for management teams who desire to invest in the company they have helped build by becoming part of the buying group. Leading Ridge is also a partner to business owners who desire immediate liquidity through recapitalization, yet wish to participate in the growth of the business by maintaining a meaningful equity stake.
Leading Ridge focuses exclusively on the lower-middle market, looking to make control investments in value-added distribution, asset-light logistics and niche manufacturing businesses with annual revenues of $10-50 million and EBITDA of $1-5 million.
Leading Ridge runs its portfolio companies like a business, not a spreadsheet. Our team works with and develops management to create a culture of success and to instill professional systems and processes to foster growth. By empowering management, creating an infrastructure and processes to promote scalability, and instilling a culture of growth, Leading Ridge is helping its portfolio companies mature. If, at the time of purchase, these companies are teenagers, by exit they have transformed into adults.
By sourcing deals that others overlook, buying companies with significant unrealized potential and working closely with management to create a culture of success and unlock this potential, Leading Ridge creates significant value for both the sellers of businesses and our investors.