More Deals. Less Fees.

Acquiring middle market businesses is more competitive than ever. Increases in valuations, driven by countless new entries into the space and an abundance of capital require deal makers to keep sourcing and related costs low. Our origination model eliminates high priced retainers and success fee payments all while giving you access to more deals.

Our Analyst-Driven Process

We offer a scalable, full market coverage, low-cost sourcing service that focuses on quality, not quantity.

Buyers of all sizes and types have successfully found their next deal using CAPTARGET. Our analysts work “hands-on” to lever the tools and strategies of industry leaders to source more middle market acquisition opportunities. In over 11 years of existence, we’ve mastered the process by working with some of the largest and most productive professional acquirers in the middle market.

You no longer have to depend on the deal flow of a single software platform, manage hundreds of broker relationships or dig through hundreds of communications just to find a lead. CAPTARGET offers a managed, holistic sourcing service, helping buyers source direct-to-business-owner opportunities and intermediary represented deals.

Think of CAPTARGET Origination as a supercharger to an existing origination effort, a replacement to buy-side firms that charge finder’s fees or an alternative to building out an internal origination team. We never charge finder’s fees, and handle the entire process to ensure that your origination efforts are cost effective, efficient and pain free.

We Work Best With

Private Equity Firms

Corporate Buyers

PE Backed Portfolio Companies

Family Offices

Independent Sponsors

Buy Side M&A Firms

Client Testimonials

"Signed an LOI in under 6 months using CAPTARGET"

David Wood | Foundation Investment Partners
Client Testimonials

Lionheart buys industrial companies and CAPTARGET researched, identified & opened up conversations with firms fitting our criteria that we hadn't previously known of. I highly recommend sourcing with CAPTARGET.

Patrick Laphen | Lionheart Industrial Group
Client Testimonials

"As we are seeking to grow our business through strategic acquisition, we looked at CAPTARGET to help identify new opportunities. We were pleased with the number of new target companies that their team identified. We are still in on-going discussions with a number of them."

Trey Cook | President, AIV Inc
Client Testimonials

An attractive alternative to buy-side, success fee based sourcing. CAPTARGET saves us significant costs when acquiring a company.

Andrew Zannelli | VCC
Client Testimonials

We value CAPTARGET as a long term sourcing partner.  A simple process that keeps our pipeline of opportunities robust!

Nick Lopez | HCAP Partners
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET is one of the most impactful sourcing tools we've come across."

Bruce Fiegel | Keystone Display & Elmsley Capital
Client Testimonials

"We've worked with CAPTARGET for quite a few years now. The team is responsive, great to work with and adds significant value to our deal origination efforts."

Rob Regan | Boyne Capital
Client Testimonials

"I’ve been extremely happy with the results from your outreach. It’s been great to see how many companies are in my pipeline for acquisition."

George Baumann | Great Lakes Rubber
Client Testimonials

"Closed 3 deals using CAPTARGET.  My organization grew 460% last year's top line and tripled our headcount.  We went from a local service provider to a regional powerhouse in 6 months."

John B. Wilson (@wilsoncompanies) | The Wilson Companies
Client Testimonials

"Easily the most effective way to proactively stay in front of intermediaries in the lower middle market."

Ryan Galea | Alta Lake Partners
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET has been vital in helping identify new acquisition targets for our portfolio company Elwood Corporation. Our targeted search for new motion control and valve manufacturing companies has turned up numerous quality discussions with CEO's some of which are ongoing and should lead to a deal in the near future."

Dan Foreman | Kinsale Capital Partners
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET really helped in expanding our business services and healthcare coverage. We identified new target companies and have ongoing discussions with a number of owners."

Paris Boyd | The Firmament Group
Client Testimonials

CAPTARGET acts as a valuable extension to our internal team allowing us to ensure business development stays on track.

Teak Murphy | Capstone Headwaters
Client Testimonials

“CAPTARGET sourced targets for us in a very niche space. The team worked and communicated with us every step of the way to help us find exactly what we were looking for.”

Benjamin White | Global Healthcare Advisors
Client Testimonials

“First off... I'm HIGHLY impressed by the results so far. We just closed our first deal from CAPTARGET's efforts which doubled our company's size. I actually have more on my plate than I can handle. Not the worst problem to have.”

Thomas B. Sauer | MacArthur Group, Inc.
Client Testimonials

“We signed up with CAPTARGET to expand our footprint with intermediaries and find quality off-market deals in the education, fitness, and nutrition sectors. Their team built us robust partnership opportunities with entrepreneurs within months and has become a pivotal piece of our sourcing efforts.”

Chris Jordan | Maxim Partners
Client Testimonials

"I’ve been extremely happy with the results from your outreach. It’s been great to see how many companies are in my pipeline for acquisition."

George Baumann | Great Lakes Rubber
Client Testimonials

"We have four acquisitions lined up over the next twelve months, the first one closing in about a week. All from your team's outreach!"

John B. Wilson (@wilsoncompanies) | The Wilson Companies
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET has been vital in helping identify new acquisition targets for our portfolio company Elwood Corporation. Our targeted search for new motion control and valve manufacturing companies has turned up numerous quality discussions with CEO's some of which are ongoing and should lead to a deal in the near future."

Dan Foreman | Kinsale Capital Partners
Client Testimonials

Lionheart buys industrial companies and CAPTARGET researched, identified & opened up conversations with firms fitting our criteria that we hadn't previously known of. I highly recommend sourcing with CAPTARGET.

Patrick Laphen | Lionheart Industrial Group
Client Testimonials

An attractive alternative to buy-side, success fee based sourcing. CAPTARGET saves us significant costs when acquiring a company.

Andrew Zannelli | VCC
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET really helped in expanding our business services and healthcare coverage. We identified new target companies and have ongoing discussions with a number of owners."

Paris Boyd | The Firmament Group
Client Testimonials

"As we are seeking to grow our business through strategic acquisition, we looked at CAPTARGET to help identify new opportunities. We were pleased with the number of new target companies that their team identified. We are still in on-going discussions with a number of them."

Trey Cook | President, AIV Inc
Client Testimonials

We value CAPTARGET as a long term sourcing partner.  A simple process that keeps our pipeline of opportunities robust!

Nick Lopez | HCAP Partners
Client Testimonials

CAPTARGET has been a pivotal help in our security industry acquisition strategy. Within the first few months I was having productive meetings with security company owners and management around the country.

Andrew Galante | Sunlake Capital
Client Testimonials

"I am convinced that your platform works. Both opportunities that I am currently working on came via your deal sourcing."

Pinku Kurian | DLC Capital Management, LLC.
Client Testimonials

"For our type of search, we have found CAPTARGET to be the most effective resource."

Patrick Malcor | FRAMCOR
Client Testimonials

We engaged and CAPTARGET delivered! Our latest acquisition sourced directly by the CAPTARGET team cost us less than 80% of our usual sourcing fees. Let’s do it again!

Chad Byers | Symmetrical Investments
Client Testimonials

“We signed up with CAPTARGET to assist in identifying regional home services companies. In the first month, I was already speaking with CEO's & I think we are in line to make a number of acquisitions from the activity we have received so far. We are only 3 months into this search!"

John B. Wilson () | The Wilson Companies

Recent Client Transactions

Davis Holdings

has been acquired by

Bridgeway Partners

Bridgeway Partners

Davis Holdings

has been acquired by

Bridgeway Partners

Bridgeway Partners

RW Flow Controls

has been acquired by

AIV LP

AIV LP

Weiss Instruments

has been acquired by

Foundation Investment Partners

Foundation Investment Partners

National Lube

has been acquired by

Oil Changers

Oil Changers

Turning Point Treatment Center

has been acquired by

MacArthur Group

MacArthur Group

Midwest Sealing Products

has been acquired by

Great Lakes Rubber

Great Lakes Rubber

Clout Air

has been acquired by

PipeDream Ventures

PipeDream Ventures

APT Electric

has been acquired by

Wilson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Wilson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Lone Star

has been acquired by

HCAP Partners

HCAP Partners

Central Heating & Air Conditioning

has been acquired by

Wilson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Wilson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Imagination Childcare

has been acquired by

Small Miracles

a portfolio company of

Small Miracles

Desert Shadows Montessori

has been acquired by

Small Miracles

a portfolio company of

Small Miracles

Reliant Rubber Co.

has been acquired by

Great Lakes Rubber

Great Lakes Rubber

Regional Staffing Company

has been acquired by

Strategic Buyer

Strategic Buyer

Quality Interactive Montessori

has been acquired by

Small Miracles

a portfolio company of

Small Miracles

Chinook O-rings and Seals

has been acquired by

Great Lakes Rubber

Great Lakes Rubber

Echo Industries

has been acquired by

Operate Up

Operate Up

Plum Case

has been acquired by

Glen Street Capital

Glen Street Capital

Miljoco Corp LLC

has been acquired by

Foundation Investment Partners

Foundation Investment Partners

Pawz

has been acquired by

Circle Square Capital

Circle Square Capital

NSA

has been acquired by

Akoya Capital

Akoya Capital

Welbrecht Ledco, Inc.

has been acquired by

VCC

VCC

Servicom Canada

has been acquired by

MCI

MCI

Frontier Dental Laboratories

has been acquired by

O2 Investment Partners

O2 Investment Partners

MHC Software

has been acquired by

O2 Investment Partners

O2 Investment Partners

Wrangle

has been acquired by

Symmetrical Investments

Symmetrical Investments

EMEX

has been acquired by

O2 Investment Partners

O2 Investment Partners

We help you Source Acquisition Opportunities with Total Market Coverage

Total Market Coverage

A holistic origination strategy that combines both on and off market deal flow.

On Market - There are more than 12,000+ middle market focused intermediaries to stay in contact with in the U.S alone.  We ensure you are top of mind and accessing live deals while minimizing your need to communicate, manage and qualify leads from this large active lead pool.

Off Market - Source 100% direct-to-business-owner acquisition opportunities. Our analysts manage the entire process from target list development, to outreach and lead qualification. We’ll hand-deliver quality opportunities to you to further qualify.

Total Market Coverage starting at $3,000 per month.

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Set Up

Create a new email address at your company domain. We represent ourselves as an extension of your team, which maximizes response rates and protects opportunity ownership.

Prospecting

Our team continually sources well-fitting targets based on your acquisition criteria from intermediaries and/or business owners. With industry leading data accuracy your messaging will reach more quality prospects more often.

Data-Driven Responses

With robust analytics and tracking capabilities, we provide visibility throughout the entire process.

Quality Leads + Reporting

Every week our Team will deliver quality acquisition opportunities directly to your inbox, along with robust analytics to improve future campaigns.

Rinse & Repeat

Each month we start the process over, creating a cascade of lead flow that compounds over time.

CAPTARGET Origination Pricing

We offer custom pricing to best serve you based on your need

  • • Intermediary and direct business owner sourced origination available separately or combined
  • • No finders fees of any kind
  • • Short term commitment basis

Starting at $1,000 /mo

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10+
Years of Service
1,000+
Professional Buyers 
Supported
10,000+
Acquisition Opportunities Identified

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