We partner with high-caliber executives and promising companies to pursue unparalleled growth by capitalizing on new ideas, tapping into proven playbooks, and leveraging deep industry expertise.
We bring together our industry-focused investing team, CEO1ST partners, and Portfolio Resources Group to accelerate our portfolio companies’ execution of strategic priorities.
Our CEO1ST partners are experienced operators in their industry. Pre-acquisition, CEO1ST partners provide insight into specific sub-sectors, develop relationships with management teams and support the diligence process. Post-acquisition, CEO1ST partners may serve as a Chairman, CEO or Lead Director, based on the need of the portfolio company. CEO1ST partners help to facilitate an efficient partnership between management teams, the investing team, and the company’s board.
We have three industry teams each with individuals who dedicate their time and expertise to that vertical. This enables us to develop high quality investment theses, leverage networks tailored to the industry and quickly identify and apply the highest impact value creation opportunities.
Frontenac’s Portfolio Resources Group helps to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies. Team members have diverse backgrounds and partner with portfolio company leadership on identification and implementation of best practices and value creation initiatives. This team enables portfolio companies to onboard efficiently and focus on what matters for achieving long-term success.
We act as a change agent to drive substantial operating improvement through playbooks that touch on all aspects of a business
Throughout our extensive history of investing, Frontenac has developed a proprietary set of playbooks designed to accelerate value creation in our portfolio companies. These tested, repeatable playbooks are available to all Frontenac portfolio companies and include the following topics, among others
- Strategic planning
- M&A identification, execution, and integration
- Sales and marketing effectiveness
- Product development and innovation
- Pricing strategy and execution
- Procurement and cost management
- Working capital and fixed asset optimization
- Technology strategy and roadmap
- Talent enhancement and recruiting
- Financial reporting and KPIs
Deep industry experience dedicated to major markets that drive our economy.
- Food Manufacturing
- Frozen and Refrigerated Foods
- Pet Products and Services
- Specialty Foods and Distribution
- Safety, Nutrition, Sustainability
- Route-Based Distribution / Services
- Service-Oriented Franchisors
- Specialty Distribution
- Engineered Solutions
- Niche Manufacturing
- Industrial Services
- Water and Wastewater Solutions
- Building Products
- Specialty Chemicals
- Training and Compliance
- IT Services
- Digital Transformation
- Professional Services
- Education Services
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Financial and Insurance Services
- Supply Chain Services
We’ve carved out a differentiated niche designed to grow high potential companies just like yours.
$25-75M Equity Investment
Differentiated product or service
Strong incumbent team
How we proactively work to build enduring companies.