Strong Heritage.
Valuable Perspective.

Gardner Standard invests in lower middle-market companies. We trace our origin to a Minnesota-based, family-run business founded in 1884. Our heritage provides a valuable perspective that distinguishes us from most investment firms. At Gardner Standard, we understand the importance of a long-term commitment to employees and the community.

We help companies seeking to elevate performance.

Strong Heritage. Valuable Perspective.

Gardner Standard invests in lower middle-market companies. We trace our origin to a Minnesota-based, family-run business founded in 1884. Our heritage provides a valuable perspective that distinguishes us from most investment firms.

We help companies seeking to elevate performance.

136

year heritage

$250MM+

total deal value

8

current companies

A collaborative approach.

Gardner Standard is always relationship-focused. We care about our companies’ management teams and employees, and we work to build a strong partnership long before we invest.

A partnership philosophy shapes our interactions with all company stakeholders before and after a deal closes.

Our companies work hard to get better every day.

Gardner Standard works with our management teams to together achieve long-term growth and profitability objectives. 

sectors of interest include

Aerospace & Defense

Engineered Products

Manufacturing

Industrial Services

OTC Consumer Brands

Business Services

Energy Services

Building Products

News

  • Gardner Standard LLC today announced the sale of Mid Valley Industries, LLC (“MVI”) to an affiliate of Manitowoc Tool & Machining (“MTM”), a portfolio company of Summit Equity Group and Midwest Growth Partners....

  • Gardner Standard LLC today announced the sale of substantially all of the assets of Williston Fire & Safety, LLC (“Williston Fire & Safety”) to Summit Fire Protection, Co., a subsidiary of SFP Holding, Inc. (“Summit Fire Protection”)....

  • BROOKLYN, NY — Gardner Standard LLC is pleased to announce that Ryan Yost has joined the company as Recruitment Project Manager.  In today’s competitive hiring environment, Ryan will lead Gardner Standard’s efforts to attract high-performing employees who can drive profitable growth. Working closely with the management......