Partnership, Patience and Experience in the Lower Middle Market

The Zabel Companies is an investment firm dedicated to partnering with management teams to invest in and build private companies over the long-term. We work tirelessly to be great partners, and we credit much of our success to the strong partnerships we form with management teams.


Investing in The Lower Middle Market Since


Years of Combined Experience


Successful Partnerships with Management

Building Successful Companies in Partnership with Management

The belief that the success of our investments will be determined by the strength of our partnerships drives everything we do at Zabel. To us, partnership means establishing a working and economic relationship that is highly rewarding for all parties involved.


A Patient Approach for Long-Term Success

From our dedicated pool of capital, Zabel targets private businesses with good management teams that are interested in identifying a partner to help grow their business over the long term. We provide: liquidity for existing shareholders, capital and resources for growth, and an ownership opportunity for management team members.

Our Criteria

Experienced Investors Focused on Partnership

During our seventy-five-plus years of collective experience, we have worked exclusively with lower middle market companies.

Our Team

Building Successful Companies