We Love Niche Manufacturing

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“…if you want to make a bet on American industrial strength, find a company that makes weird stuff in small volumes.” This is a good definition of niche manufacturing, succinctly stated by William Baldwin, contributor to Forbes Magazine, in an article last year in Forbes. At Ironwood Capital, a middle market mezzanine and minority equity […]

About Alex Levental

Alex is a managing director at Ironwood Capital. His primary responsibilities include deal origination, structuring and execution, industry research and portfolio management.

Ironwood Capital Golf Outing 2018

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On September 27, Ironwood Capital hosted its annual golf outing.  Once again, we were fortunate to enjoy fantastic weather, squeezing in our outing between the deluge of the day before and the day after.  The brilliant weather reflected the bright spirits of our attendees – and the colorful swag shared with our guests.  So glad everyone […]

Reflections on My Bike Ride Across Iowa

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I just returned from yet another trip to Iowa to ride RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, billed as the largest, oldest and longest bike ride in the world. I’ve ridden it many times before and written about it in this forum. While it’s rigorous (Iowa’s not flat, its hills roll on […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.

Private Capital Options Available to Middle Market Business Owners

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On July 17, Ironwood Capital and SunTrust co-hosted a Capital Strategies program in Orlando, Florida.  The program addressed the many private capital options available to middle market business owners. Panelists were Paul Witinski, director at Ironwood Capital; Robert Harding, partner at Gray, Robinson; Michael Poole, shareholder at PCE; Roger Wilson, director at SunTrust Bank; and James […]

About Jim Barra

Jim’s primary responsibilities are business development, investment execution and portfolio management for the firm’s mezzanine funds. He is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine funds.

A Connecticut Investor’s Perspective on the Yale Innovation Summit

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On May 9th I was pleased to attend and serve as a judge at the Yale Innovation Summit in New Haven, Connecticut.  The day-long annual event, with nearly 1,000 attendees, highlights the exciting and investable innovations originating within Yale University. At the summit there were two tracks – biotechnology and technology.  My job was to […]

Happy Hour in Cleveland

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Ironwood Capital, along with accounting firm Bober Markey Fedorovich and law firm Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, both located in Cleveland, hosted a reception for business partners on May 16 at Town Hall.  The venue was just right for the crowd of 40-plus to relax and network. Many thanks to all who attended the happy […]

About Alex Levental

Alex is a managing director at Ironwood Capital. His primary responsibilities include deal origination, structuring and execution, industry research and portfolio management.

Environmental Services Industry Expertise Adds Value

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I recently attended the annual Waste Expo event held in Las Vegas. It’s always a great networking and learning conference and this year was no different. One of the things I find most interesting at the Expo is the exhibitor area, where the latest environmental technologies are featured. The pace of new product development and […]

About Dickson Suit

Dickson has responsibility for deal origination, due diligence, underwriting, deal structuring and execution and portfolio management. He is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine funds.

Telling the Small Business Story in Washington D.C.

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I was honored to be in Washington D.C. on March 13 to meet with Congressional leadership, including Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina and the staff of Connecticut’s own Senator Chris Murphy. The meetings were arranged by the Small Business Investors Alliance (SBIA), which I chair. The purpose of the event was for SBIA members […]

About Carolyn Galiette

Carolyn is a founding partner of Ironwood Capital. She serves as president and chief investment officer for the firm and chairs the firm’s various investment committees. She oversees limited partner and financial reporting, portfolio management and strategy execution.

A Celebration of Connecticut’s Manufacturing Strength and Innovation

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On the evening of November 30th nearly 70 business leaders from across the state gathered for a celebration of Connecticut’s manufacturing strength and innovation. The event, held at ON20 in downtown Hartford, was co-sponsored by Ironwood Capital, accounting firm Grant Thornton and law firm Shipman & Goodwin. Dozens of Connecticut’s leading manufacturing companies were represented, […]

Homecoming Event for Ironwood Capital Interns

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I was delighted to welcome a dozen former, current and soon-to-be Ironwood Capital interns for our annual intern luncheon this past Friday. We traditionally host the group the day after Thanksgiving, so we can catch up with them and they can meet and network with each other. Our interns are an important part of the […]

About Marc Reich

Marc founded the firm in 1986 as a unit of Aetna, Inc. and has overall management responsibility for all firm activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, capital raising, business development and investor relations.