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m +e M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G “We will be as aggressive as possible with product development and other growth initiatives.” -Steve Graham, managing principal Built to Last ACQUIRING AND INVESTING IN MANUFACTURINGRELATED BUSINESSES ISN’T JUST ABOUT PROFIT FOR GRAHAM PARTNERS. > G R A H A M PA RT N E R S BY E R I C S L AC K // Graham Partners acquires and invests in highgrowth, middle-market consumer and industrial manufacturing-related companies. What began with a design-engineering firm in a central Pennsylvania farmhouse basement more than 50 years ago has led to tremendous growth in industrial and manufacturing-related sectors. Graham Partners is one of several entities that have come into being as a result. Located in suburban Philadelphia, Graham Partners is a private investment firm, which manages approximately $1.6 billion in equity capital, primarily for major university endowments, charitable foundations and public pension funds. Its focus is the acquisition of – and investment in – high-growth, middle-market consumer and industrial manufacturing-related companies, the vast majority of which are privately held companies. The objective is to professionalize the acquired companies while enhancing their growth potential. “We manage a series of private investment funds, which primarily invest in -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Graham Partners HQ: Newtown Square, Pa. Employees: 50 Equity capital managed: $1.6 billion in committed capital and co-invest equity Specialty: Investments in private manufacturing companies -------------------------------------------------------------- 38 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012