Firm: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
Fund: Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV LP
Target: $700 million
Mid-market buyout firm
Lincolnshire Management declined to comment on the fund, but a source familiar with the effort told Buyouts that LPs have responded positively, particularly European investors who are looking to gain access to U.S. mid-market funds.
Lincolnshire Management specializes in acquiring middle-market companies and helping them grow through equity investments. Rather than install a slate of new leaders, the firm prefers to work with a portfolio company’s existing management team and often gives them an equity stake in the company. The LBO shop prides itself on its disciplined approach to acquisitions.
“We’re a value house and have bought very little in the last three years,” Lincolnshire Management President T.J. Maloney said at the 20th annual Buyouts East conference earlier this month. One of the firm’s recent acquisitions was The Alaska Club, a chain of fitness centers scattered across the state of Alaska.
And the buyout firm has lodged some recent exits as well. Last fall, Lincolnshire Managment sold Excelsior Radio Networks Inc. to Triton Media Group LLC, a digital products and services supplier and a portfolio company of
The firm’s prior fund,
Lincolnshire Management’s existing limited partners include