The Steinbeck Investment Company ("Steinbeck").
American author John Steinbeck explored the struggles of the working class, celebrating humankind’s enduring capacity for greatness in heart and spirit. His protagonists exemplified character, courage and compassion even in the most troubling of circumstances.
They were heroes without ego, and often unsung. Steinbeck appreciated the importance of everlasting honor, character and commitment, the importance of legacies. So much so that we named our firm after one of the most influential American authors of the past century, whose protagonists exemplified the heroic and the good.
SIC is pioneering the intersection of private equity investing and operating involvement; and we’re revolutionizing the collaborative partnership of the Executive, Investor and Operator. Steinbeck leverages our affiliated company, Beckway, a unique 130-person operating company specializing in hands-on EBITDA growth and enterprise value creation for a select set of investment firms and their portfolio companies. We embrace the perfect combination of capability, character, chemistry and commitment.
We espouse strong collaborative partnerships and together execute sustainable EBITDA growth strategies to build bigger and better businesses with more opportunity and options for investors and management alike.
Durable Companies: We invest in consumer products, commercial services, healthcare and distribution companies where our investment will be significantly additive.
Company Attributes: EBITDA of $3 to 12 million and headquarters in the United States.
Transaction Situations: Companies at a cross-roads and looking for a true partner for the next stage including family succession, ownership transition, recapitalization, employee ownership (ESOP) or management buyout and corporate divestitures.
Flexible Structures and Horizons: We embrace founder-focused objectives, design flexible capital structures with open time horizons and offer unrivaled access and economics to the broadest and deepest operating capabilities in the lower middle market.
Active Collaborative Partnership: Most importantly, we partner with executives where our characters and chemistries are a perfect match. Our partner or portfolio company can look forward to unrivaled, preferred access to industry and functional experts.
Steinbeck’s Culture: The Steinbeck team is purposeful, practical and principled, embracing transparency, authenticity and compassion in everything we do.
Neighborly is a local network of residential service brands that connect the home owner to very specific vetted local repair, maintain and enhance your home experts.
AWP specializes in supplying manpower to guide traffic safely around work zones and construction sites along with consultation and traffic design services.
Elite Sportswear is a leader in gymnastics and cheerleading apparel. Distributed in over 35 countries, specializing in high performance, niche, branded apparel for top athletes.
Rutland is a leading brand of specialty inks for the textile industry, known in the global screen printing market for a continuous focus on innovation and quality.
HMI is a US-based company that designs, manufactures and installs custom bathrooms and showers, selling through wholesale markets in both United States and Canada.
Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF technology solutions.
*Past portfolio companies represent examples of company’s where Steinbeck partners have had significant investing / operating experience prior to forming the Steinbeck Investment Company