Investment Criteria 

Wolseley Private Equity seeks to invest in companies with the following attributes:

  • An established operating history, preferably more than 10 years.
  • Operating in manufacturing, distribution or service sectors with a clear business to business model or a strong retail brand.
  •  Significant market position in an established market.
  • A history of good EBITDA performance, at least $5 million pre-tax earnings.
  • Operating cash-flow and a balance sheet capable of supporting appropriate leverage.
  • A capable CEO or a Bankable CEO© partnered with Wolseley.
  • An experienced senior executive team with the desire and ability to develop the business.
  • Market and profit growth potential.
  • Investment by the management team.
  • Has an Enterprise Value between $30 million and $120 million.

Wolseley is most attracted to owner-managed businesses (particularly those requiring succession solutions for shareholder and generational change) and non-core operating divisions of larger companies.

Wolseley Private Equity does not pursue start up or early stage situations.