About Hunter Valley Company

Hunter Valley Company is a Cleveland, Ohio, based holding company that focuses on acquiring and building lower middle market companies for long-term ownership


Hunter Valley Company was founded in 2012 by Owen Colligan, the co-founder and former Managing Director of Rockwood Equity Partners, LLC, a Cleveland based private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market companies. At Hunter Valley, our strategy is to acquire and build lower middle market companies for long-term ownership.  In everything we do, we take the long-term perspective of a multi-generational family business.   Our model is one of a diversified industrial holding company with decentralized management of our operating companies.  Our approach is to partner with strong management teams and provide the necessary resources to help them as they build their business. We invest in niche manufacturing companies, value-added distributors and business services companies based primarily in the Midwestern United States.

Investment Criteria

​Target Company Size

$1-$8 million of EBITDA (add-ons of any size)

​Target Industries

Niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services

​Transaction Types

Buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures

​​Ownership Position

Prefer control, but will consider minority positions


Initial focus on companies headquartered in the Midwestern United States (for add-ons, we look worldwide)

Example Sectors of Interest

  • Electrical & Electronic Components

  • Infrastructure

  • Industrial Products

  • Industrial & BPO Services

  • Energy Products

  • Healthcare Products/Services

  • Military & Aerospace

  • Specialty Chemical/Rubber & Plastic Products

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