Middle Market Overview

Our investment team typically becomes involved as a company is seeking to partner with a local, growth-oriented financial sponsor. We are often the first source of institutional capital providing businesses with liquidity, offering strategic direction, and empowering management to invest aggressively in growth initiatives. Our equity investments usually range in size from $25 million to $75 million or more with co-investment. Texas middle market companies and entrepreneurs have chosen to work with Austin Ventures because of our unique value proposition, strong long-standing relationships, and proven track record of success.

Middle Market Approach

For over 30 years, Austin Ventures has consistently and successfully partnered with talented executives to grow middle market companies in Texas. Austin Ventures provides middle market companies with a growth-oriented investment approach, a highly experienced strategic capital partner, and an unparalleled network of business relationships in Texas and beyond.

Austin at Sunset.

Investment Criteria

Middle market growth companies with excellent management


  • Business Services
  • Industrial Services
  • Construction and Related Services
  • Energy Services
  • Food Services
  • Light Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Special Situations

Headquartered in, substantially operating in, or expanding to Texas

Company Size
$50–$400 million of revenue, $10-40 million of EBITDA; lesser amounts for tuck-in acquisitions

Investment Size
$25–$75 million plus co-investments; lesser amounts for tuck-in acquisitions

Preferred Situation Dynamics

Privately held business transitioning to institutional ownership

Proprietary, matchmaker introduction, or limited auction

Top seller priority is “right fit” partner and not last dollar of value