Investment Criteria

Stairway Capital’s flexible mandate allows us to make opportunistic investments across an array of industries and assets, with specific focus on the lower middle market and other alternative special situations.

Lower Middle Market

  • Generally U.S.-based businesses with revenues between $50 million to $500 million
  • Usually deploy between $5 million to $40 million per transaction, including participations in larger investment transactions
  • Often involved with storied credits, turnarounds, or other undervalued enterprises that maintain core defensible or niche businesses
  • Structure solutions to meet Company’s liquidity needs and growth objectives, including facilitating recapitalizations, restructuring, acquisitions, and other growth strategies
  • Look to complete debt-buyouts of loan facilities or individual lender positions of club transactions, including in distressed situations

Special Situations

  • Opportunistic investments typically driven by macro industry and / or market trends and dislocation
  • Other unique opportunities that do not fit with other less flexible investment fund structures
  • Generated across asset classes and investment categories such as:
    • Real Estate and asset specific financing
    • DIP financings
    • Securitizations
    • Liquidation financings
    • Credit enhanced project financings

Industry Experience

  • Successfully completed investments across an array of industries, including:
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Food & Beverage
    • Mortgage Banking
    • Transportation & Logistics
    • Professional Services
    • Construction
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Others



3962 Merrick Road
Seaford, NY 11783






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