building enduring businesses

Gardner Standard builds lasting partnerships to drive long-term value creation.

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

7

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

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