Investing in promising companies
in manufacturing & service industries

Illinois Avenue Partners typically invests in businesses with up to $3 million of EBITDA.

Illinois Avenue Partners is a private investment firm with Philadelphia roots. IAP focuses on investing in lower middle market businesses (generally up to $30mm revenue & up to $3mm EBITDA) in traditional manufacturing and service industries.

The firm operates under the belief that this market segment – too big for individuals buyers, too small for traditional PE – represents significant opportunity for investors willing to roll up their sleeves. IAP is currently managing a series of investments focused on custom commercial signage manufacturing and related services. The firm focuses on transforming private businesses into middle market companies and drives value through people, process and technology.

Transaction Types

IAP generally seeks opportunities to facilitate liquidity & ownership transitions of family businesses, but can approach unique transactions with flexible solutions

Complete Sale & Majority Recapitalization


Carve Outs & Diverstitues

Distressed Turnarounds



Current Portfolio