Candescent Partners invests in the buyout, recapitalization and growth of dynamic lower middle market companies in fragmented industries.


Our approach is to identify well-managed, founder-led companies in fragmented sectors of healthcare, business services and software. After partnering with an initial platform company through acquisition or recapitalization, Candescent Partners will agressively pursue growth through additional complementary acquisitions as well as new organic growth strategies.
Our goal is to establish a professionally-managed enterprise that can take advantage of acquisition and organic growth opportunities through our experience in developing entrepreneurial businesses in the lower middle market.

Investment Criteria


  • $10 million to $30 million

  • Preferred equity, mezzanine debt or an advantageous blend of both

  • Ownership positions range from 50% to 100%

Preferred Sectors

  • Healthcare services

  • Consumer products and services

  • Business services

  • Software

Financial Profile

  • Annual revenue of $10 million to $50 million

  • Annual EBITDA of $2 million or more

  • Enterprise values of $15 million to $75 million

Uses of Capital

  • Buyout

  • Shareholder liquidity

  • Complimentary acquisitions

Our Approach

At Candescent, we are there where and when you need us. Our knowledge, coupled with broad expertise and experience has built a long and successful track record in helping our partners excel. A strongly aligned approach is the foundation of our philosophy.

Active partner committed to working with management to maximize value

Advice on best management practices and models

Facilitate introductions to resources for management

Board representation

Day to day operations of the business is left to management, regardless of our equity ownership