Michigan Capital Advisors is a private equity firm focused on investing in middle market companies within the broader transportation and logistics industries, along with companies in industries such as diversified manufacturing, wholesale distribution, industrial services, or companies that possess a disruptive technology.
The large automotive and transportation manufacturers are adapting to global, regional and local demands. They are standardizing vehicle platforms, consolidating their supply chains, introducing new technologies, and expanding through joint ventures and partnerships to meet the challenging environment across the globe. Michigan produces 23% of the nation’s vehicles and is home to 61 of the top 100 North American suppliers. The automotive industry is responsible for 14.6% of the State’s workforce and $14.8 billion of personal income. Much of Michigan’s automotive footprint comes from 1,700 Tier II and III automotive and transportation related supplier. The State of Michigan is at the heart of the automotive evolution and MCA aims to invest in these companies throughout the state and surrounding Midwest, but is open to companies across North America.
While focused on controlling interest private equity deals, MCA looks at a wide range of companies with various sizes, industry focus, and maturity. Michigan Capital Advisors is open to making select minority interest, operationally focused investments alongside other private equity firms where MCA partners are able to leverage their extensive network to provide value. Additionally, MCA looks to make venture capital investments in startups that possess a disruptive technology that can have an impact on the transportation industry.
Founded in 2016, Michigan Capital Advisors sees a tremendous opportunity to invest in middle market suppliers with proven management teams and demonstrable track records. The industry knowledge and customer relationships MCA partners have in the transportation and manufacturing industries, coupled with operational expertise and efficient access to appropriate capital, ensures the ability to develop and implement a value creation thesis for the portfolio companies.