Ridge Capital Partners (RCP) pursues platform build-ups and growth equity investments in smaller middle-market companies in the following industries: niche manufacturing, value-added design/assembly, business services, consumer products and distribution. The firm does not invest in stand-alone turnarounds, hostile takeovers, start-up companies or businesses operating in highly regulated or commoditized industries. RCP looks for companies with attractive internal or acquisition-related growth opportunities. They typically invest in companies with revenues of $20 million to $75 million, EBITDA of $3 million to $7 million and a history of profitable operations. RCP considers investments in companies falling below these criteria if they possess high growth characteristics or offer a strategic fit with one of the firm's existing portfolio companies.RCP looks for companies with an experienced management team that is willing to make a financial commitment to the company. Companies should have a core business with a sustainable competitive advantage in its market segment that is derived through proprietary products or services, low cost production and/or superior service or distribution capabilities. The firm prefers to invest in industries and industry sub-segments that are experiencing ongoing growth trends. Companies should have the potential for significant revenue growth, expansion of profit margins and additional opportunities to expand their business through acquisitions or internal growth. RCP targets companies with minimal exposure to technological or strategic business obsolescence.RCP typically invests $3 million to $8 million of initial equity through their limited partners and co-investors. The firm pursues both majority and minority ownership positions.