Middleton Partners 

is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in real estate and lower middle market operating businesses. We balance the risk and return of every opportunity with extensive due diligence, and our strong investor base allows us to quickly deploy capital as opportunities arise. Middleton is not a fund, and therefore, is not constrained by a fixed investment mandate or time horizon.

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Real Estate Investments

Middleton’s real estate portfolio exceeds 4.5 million square feet, and our partners have extensive experience in the acquisition and development of office, industrial, retail, residential, medical office and data center properties in various markets across the country. Projects range from a few thousand to several hundred thousand square feet with valuations ranging from $2.5MM to more than $150MM.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Acquisition of a 1.6M SF regional distribution center outside of Nashville, TN

Hampton Inn

Redevelopment of a 352-room multi-brand hotel adjacent to Chicago’s renown Magnificent Mile

411 East Wisconsin Center

700,000 square foot Class a office today in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2367 West Logan

Joint-venture investment in a value-add retail & signage opportunity on Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood

1000 South Clark Street

Development & construction of a 29 story, 469 unit luxury multifamily project in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois

Tallgrass Corporate Center

533,000 square foot Class a office today in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Actuant Corporation HQ

Long-term sale/leaseback of an 82,000 square foot Class A corporate headquarters in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Amberley Woods

Speculative development of a 9-acre land parcel in Lake Forest, Illinois

Axcelis Technologies HQ

Long-term sale/leaseback of a 440,000 square foot headquarters and high-tech assembly facility in suburban Boston, Massachusetts

Operating Business Investments

Middleton PG Group invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies across the US. Middleton leverages its manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing expertise to grow portfolio companies. Middleton utilizes sales relationships across multiple markets including commercial foodservice, ecommerce, mass market, grocery, and healthcare.


Food Service Exchange

Food Service Exchange (FSX) is an online marketplace connecting manufacturers and distributors in the foodservice equipment and supply space with restaurants and other end-use consumers. Inventory availability will be focused on clearance of obsolete, discontinued and overstock. FSX will revolutionize the way manufacturers and end users will connect. The Company has been fully funded by Middleton Partners since conception.



O2Cool is a leading designer and distributor of innovative, high-quality branded products targeting multiple categories across the outdoor enthusiast, active lifestyle and housewares segments.


Middleton seeks operating business opportunities with the following characteristics:

Standalone companies with $1-10 million of EBITDA. We are sector agnostic, but have increased interest in consumer products and commercial food service equipment.

Orphaned brands or businesses that can serve as add-on investment opportunities in the in the retail (outdoor, housewares, fitness, beach, cooling, seasonal, baby, pet), hospitality, and healthcare space with revenues greater than $2 million.

Profitable companies seeking growth equity to pursue add-on acquisitions or organic growth opportunities.

Relationships & Respect

We recognize that value creation is not limited to financial results. In everything we do, we invest not only our capital but also our reputation. We take pride in our integrity and the Respect we’ve garnered across long-lasting industry relationships. Please contact us to learn more.

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