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FOR BIG SCREENS

Founded in 1994, Hanover Partners invests in small-to-medium size proprietary product & engineered equipment companies

We provide liquidity for existing owners and partner with and support management teams to develop new products, expand operations, enter new markets, and acquire related companies. As an experienced and resourceful steward, our objective is to help management teams accomplish their strategic goals and realize their vision of building market leading businesses with enduring legacies.

FOR SMALL SCREENS

Founded in 1994, Hanover Partners invests in small-to-medium size proprietary product & engineered equipment companies

We provide liquidity for existing owners and partner with and support management teams to develop new products, expand operations, enter new markets, and acquire related companies. As an experienced and resourceful steward, our objective is to help management teams accomplish their strategic goals and realize their vision of building market leading businesses with enduring legacies.

FOR BIG SCREENS


Key Investment Criteria

Hanover Partners has maintained a consistently disciplined acquisition focus for over twenty-years. With experience, comes expertise. While opportunistic, given our history we generally concentrate on companies fitting the following characteristics:

  • Revenues of least $8 million, with operating income of at least $1.5 million
  • Sector focus on proprietary products, industrial technology, capital equipment, and engineered systems
  • Opportunity for us to establish a majority equity position and partner with ownership oriented management teams seeking ongoing ownership via re-investment or excited about establishing ownership via incentive equity plans
  • Sellers seeking a long-term, partnership oriented investor with a patient capital base


  • “Our passion for engaging with small-to-medium size companies led us to create Hanover Partners. Twenty-years later, our focus remains on this market and we relish partnering with great operating teams to continue building outstanding niche businesses.”

    – Andy N. Ford, Co-Founding Principal

  • “After over twenty-years investing in small-to-medium sized companies, I believe Hanover is known for a patient and steady hand in its partnerships with management teams, and for fair dealings with sellers and their representatives.”

    – John E. Palmer, Co-Founding Principal

FOR SMALL SCREENS


Key Investment Criteria

Hanover Partners has maintained a consistently disciplined acquisition focus for over twenty-years. With experience, comes expertise. While opportunistic, given our history we generally concentrate on companies fitting the following characteristics:

  • Revenues of least $8 million, with operating income of at least $1.5 million
  • Sector focus on proprietary products, industrial technology, capital equipment, and engineered systems
  • Opportunity for us to establish a majority equity position and partner with ownership oriented management teams seeking ongoing ownership via re-investment or excited about establishing ownership via incentive equity plans
  • Sellers seeking a long-term, partnership oriented investor with a patient capital base


  • “Our passion for engaging with small-to-medium size companies led us to create Hanover Partners. Twenty-years later, our focus remains on this market and we relish partnering with great operating teams to continue building outstanding niche businesses.”

    – Andy N. Ford, Co-Founding Principal

  • “After over twenty-years investing in small-to-medium sized companies, I believe Hanover is known for a patient and steady hand in its partnerships with management teams, and for fair dealings with sellers and their representatives.”

    – John E. Palmer, Co-Founding Principal