About Us

Mosaic Capital Partners (Mosaic) is the preeminent employee ownership private equity firm, focused on acquiring lower middle market companies ($3 to $12 million of EBITDA) through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) buyout.

Mosaic combines the best attributes of Private Equity and ESOPs in our Employee Ownership (EO) Buyout structure to provide Business Owners, Management Teams and Employees with a differentiated change of control option. Mosaic provides an attractive cash purchase price, strategic value, a true corporate governance partner and a life-changing wealth creation opportunity for every target company employee. At a time when baby-boomers will be transitioning the greatest number of privately-held businesses in U.S. history, Mosaic’s exclusive focus on employee ownership buyouts is disrupting the lower middle market.

With its inaugural fund, Mosaic has created or supported over 3,000 employee owners through 13 platform investments, spanning a range of industries including manufacturing, business services, retail, food & beverage, industrials, and healthcare. Mosaic brings significant investment, industry and operating experience to each portfolio company.

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Investment Criteria

Mosaic is exclusively focused on the lower middle market and on employee ownership control transactions. There are employee-owned businesses in nearly every sector of the economy. Key Company and Investment parameters are noted here:

Size of company

$10 – $100 million Revenue
$3 – $12 million EBITDA

Company Profile

  • Proven financial performance
  • Attractive growth opportunities
  • Strong management team
  • EBITDA Margins: 10%+
  • Defensible market position
  • Limited cyclicality
  • Reliable cash flows
  • Diverse customer base

Board Representation

Required; Active Board Representation



North America

Investment Size

$10 – $25 million
Larger with LP Co-Invest

Target Industries

  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer

Typical Investment Period

Flexible; Usually 5 – 6 years

Transaction Type

ESOP Buyout, Partial to 100% ESOP, ESOP Recapitalization