Overview

Vance Street is a Los Angeles based private equity firm that acquires and builds engineered solutions companies in the Medical, Industrial, Aerospace and Defense markets. We focus on companies that solve difficult problems for blue chip customers and have earned an important position as a true partner in their success. Our passion is helping entrepreneurs and management teams, who have built an excellent company, transform that company into a larger strategic player in their industry. Over the past three decades the partners at Vance have acquired and built over 100 companies in these industry segments.

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MEDICAL

  • Advanced Catheter Components & Tubing
  • Specialty Coatings & Materials
  • Micro-Mechanical Components
  • Fine-wire Subassemblies
  • Molding & Micro-Molding
  • Established Medical End Devices
  • Life Science Tools & Diagnostics
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INDUSTRIAL

  • Sensors & Instrumentation
  • Electronics & Connectivity
  • Automation
  • Optics Systems & Components
  • Engineered Machinery
  • Process Technologies
  • Industrial IoT
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AEROSPACE

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Niche MRO Services
  • Composites & NextGen Materials
  • Flow & Motion Control
  • Automation & Manufacturing Technology
  • Proprietary Components
  • Sensors, Test & Measurement
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DEFENSE

  • C4ISR Technology
  • Electronics / Communications
  • Precision Components
  • Maintenance, Sustainment & Modifications
  • Training & Simulation
  • Unmanned Technology
  • Sensors and Instrumentation

Partner of Choice for Entrepreneurs and Managers

OUR TEAM IS YOUR TEAM

 + Our deep bench of seasoned operating partners and executives bring significant industry knowledge and functional area expertise
 + Our team consists of professionals with extensive backgrounds in operating and investing experience, including:
   
i) Manufacturing and operational excellence
 
   ii) Quality systems and regulatory assurance
 
   iii) Sales strategy, market development, and marketing
 
   iv) Leadership development and strategic planning
 
   v) Human resources and talent recruitment

FLEXIBLE OWNERSHIP & TRANSITION STRUCTURE

 + Flexible ownership structuring ranging from a full exit of 100 percent ownership to retaining a minority ownership stake in the business and sharing in the future value creation
 + We understand every platform is different and requires tailored support and resources to grow
 + We have the ability to provide a range of transition types to suit every party’s needs:
 
   i) Full transition at close, with no ongoing involvement
 
   ii) Partial transition, with continued involvement as a consultant, board member, or executive chairman
 
   iii) Continued full engagement in desired position at the organization

MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

 + Executives with expertise in target industries
 + Strategic planning and program development leadership
 + Access to LEAN / process improvement resources

Our Credentials for Your Success

SECTOR KNOWLEDGE

 + Decades of experience investing in and operating highly engineered solutions providers
 + Deep understanding of manufacturing and supply chains
 + Robust relationships and resources across a wide range of industrial, medical, and aerospace end markets
 + Ability to share best practices and industry insights, with targeted focus on specific markets


 

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

 + Extensive experience building market-leading companies
 + Investing model built on successful partnerships with management teams and entrepreneurs
 + Expertise in retaining and fostering your company’s unique culture and history
 + Ability to provide growth and advancement opportunities for the valued employees who helped build your company
 + Understanding of business cycles and the time and effort it takes to build businesses the right way and with integrity

 

CAPITAL FOR GROWTH

 + Ability to invest additional capital for growth through:
   
i) Strategic growth initiatives to pursue new customers, markets, products and capabilities
   
ii) Investment in people to help build best-in-class management teams trategic growth initiatives to pursue new customers, markets, products and capabilities
    iii) Track record of sourcing and executing strategic acquisitions and add-on partnerships