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, 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 origination is primarily used to source direct-to-business-owner opportunities for professional buyers.

Think of CAPTARGET Origination as a supercharger to an existing origination effort or an alternative to building out an internal origination team, all without any long term commitments or success fee payments.

We Work Best With

Private Equity Firms

Corporate Buyers

Port Co’s of PE Firms

Family Offices

Independent Sponsors

Client Testimonials

"Signed an LOI in under 6 months using CAPTARGET"

David Wood | Foundation Investment 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

"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

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

"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

"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

When we use Captarget we really appreciate the good service we get.  You are our "go-to" and the team always delivers!

Peter G. Moore | Corporate Finance Associates
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

The quality, timeliness, professionalism and cost benefit of the services CAPTARGET provides is unmatched.

Mike Ertel | Transworld M&A Advisors
Client Testimonials

"CAPTARGET acts as a valuable extension to our internal team, consistently delivering high quality work while allowing us to better handle peak workload periods to ensure client engagements and business development stay 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

“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
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

We help you Source Acquisition Opportunities with two service offerings

Intermediary Market Coverage

There are more than 10,000+ middle market focused intermediaries to stay in contact with in the U.S alone - a task that is daunting for small and large deal teams alike.  We ensure you are top of mind and seeing live deals while minimizing your need to communicate, manage and qualify leads from this large active lead pool.

Pricing starting at $1,000 per month.

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Off-Market Deal Origination

Source 100% direct-to-business-owner acquisition opportunities. Our analysts work diligently to manage the entire process from target list development, to outreach and lead qualification. We’ll hand-deliver quality opportunities to you to further vet. And we never charge success fees.

Pricing starting at $2,000 per month.

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How It Works

Set Up

We set up an alias email account from your company to ensure you won’t get bogged down with unqualified opportunities. We represent ourselves as an extension of your team, which maximizes response rates and protects opportunity ownership.

Prospecting

Let our analysts do the work for you. Each month your analyst helps source well-fitting targets based on your acquisition criteria from intermediaries and/or business owners. We are known for having the most accurate contact information in the industry, ensuring that your messaging will reach more quality prospects more often.

Data-Driven Responses

No provider has helped more buyers find deals than CAPTARGET. We use that advantage to let data drive the highest response rate. With robust analytics and tracking capabilities, we provide visibility throughout the entire process.

Quality Leads

We manage all outbound communication and follow-ups. As a one-to-one email sender we are not considered spam and generally produce higher deliverability and response rates than other service providers.

Your Next Deal

Your analyst monitors and improves your campaign in real 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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