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Based in Evanston, Illinois, IOP was founded in 2005 by a group of like-minded finance and operations executives who came together to build a private equity firm centered on a shared passion for the companies that are the backbone of our economy — middle-market manufacturing and distribution businesses. We use a collaborative model for investing in and working with these companies to create value for all constituencies — employees, communities, customers, suppliers and investors.

IOP has raised over $900 million in capital from endowments, pension funds and other institutions. We’ve invested in 20+ middle-market industrial platform companies over our history.

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We’re one of the most active investors in middle-market industrial companies. See what we’ve been working on.

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MEET THE TEAM

We believe in offering our platform companies the kind of expertise that has been earned, the kind you get with decades of experience. Meet our operating, investment and administrative teams.

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ALL WE DO: MIDDLE-MARKET INDUSTRIALS

We make control-equity investments in manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses. We look for a defensible market position and clear-cut potential for operational improvement.

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LATEST NEWS

We’re one of the most active investors in middle market industrial companies. See what we’ve been working on.

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