We invest in middle-market companies with high potential for long-term growth. Our investment focus spans the industrial growth, consumer and business services sectors. We partner with managers and operating executives to implement financial, operational and strategic growth initiatives to help drive value for family and founder owned businesses as well as private equity backed companies. We do this while adhering to our core values of excellence, integrity and respect for the company’s legacy.
“CenterOak understands successful investments are tied to finding a balance in operational and financial excellence along with a focus on culture and people.”
– Bill Scheller, CenterOak Operating Partner and former CEO of BlackHawk Industrial
“The CenterOak team emphasizes partnering with founders and ownership teams to continue and improve the strong legacy characteristics of a family business.”
– Steve Vetter, CenterOak Operating Partner and Former CEO of Ennis‐Flint
“What is most unique about CenterOak, simply stated, is integrity. CenterOak is interested in building recurring and long-term relationships with sellers, management teams and advisers.”
– Jim Harris, CenterOak Operating Partner and former Interim CEO of Southern Tide
“CenterOak demonstrated their hard work ethic and desire to work alongside the management team from the very beginning of the process.”
“The expertise and business acumen that the CenterOak team brings to our operation is invaluable.”
“Simply put, I made the perfect decision to partner with CenterOak, not only for my family but for all the families within our company.”
“The members of CenterOak are experts in acquisitions and supporting organic growth objectives through moving to adjacent product categories.”
"What sets CenterOak apart is their collaborative nature. They have a very clear understanding of what the business drivers are."