Spring is the time of new beginnings, of growth awakened, of limitless potential. This is the embodiment of what PennSpring Capital brings to business owners and industry executives alike. We believe that care and commitment are as central to success as are discipline and diligence, and our track record supports this unique people-forward approach to private equity.

The Resources to Close. The Support to Scale.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based PennSpring is specifically engineered to assist companies that are not quite ready for institutional capital. Specifically, we specialize in elevating companies with EBITDA of $750,000 - $5 million to the next tier of $2 million - $5 million and beyond - and thus positioned for an institutional audience. With a robust rolodex of ways to finance transactions, including direct investment, we can close quickly.

Through this process we give company owners their desired measure of liquidity and, perhaps more importantly, "a second bite at a larger apple". With the potential exception of retirement scenarios, we strongly prefer that the entrepreneur "rollover" a meaningful stake (20 - 45% of the company). PennSpring principals invest and provide critical advisory services and strategic connections, but we do not meddle in the day-to-day operations of the company…we align with expert management for a reason. 

Just as Pennsylvania was the “Keystone State” in the vote for independence, it is for PennSpring the epicenter of investment activities. And as Pennsylvania was but the hub of the 13 original colonies, so also is our perspective regional in nature – we are not restricted by state lines…only by the quality
of opportunity.

Seeking independence from England and the British Crown, thirteen American colonies declared themselves sovereign and independent states - forming the United States of America in 1776.

Representative Target Industry Sectors







Alternatively, what we don't invest in.

  • Heavily regulated industries

  • Commodity-based businesses

Common Company Characteristics

PennSpring targets companies with the following characteristics:

  • Committed and passionate management team willing to work in partnership with PennSpring

  • Compelling value proposition with defensible market, customer and product positions

  • Solid long-term industry fundamentals (non-cyclical, non-commodity businesses)

  • History of consistent, predictable and stable revenue and earnings

  • Identifiable organic and acquired growth opportunities

PennSpring Advantages


"They delivered what they promised every step of the way. Lou was instrumental in professionalizing our business and providing a superior return for all, via our successful exit to Blue Star Sports - a portfolio company of GenStar Capital."

- Jason Frazier, CEO Skyhawks Sports

"The experience of working with Lou and group revolutionized BEAME Lighting. Together with our management team we took the company to the next level, and we could not have been more pleased with our successful exit to 4Wall Entertainment, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners."

- Brad Clark, CEO BEAME Lighting

Working with PennSpring


Chances are, you have been down this path before. And it is equally likely that the due diligence process was frustrating enough to call a halt. Not so with PennSpring – as entrepreneurs ourselves, we implement a process that is polite and efficient. We have been on your side of the table, and pledge to treat you and your team as we ourselves would like to be treated. Once investing, we apply this same commitment and care to creating real additional value for you and your team.


If you are a business owner looking for the right partner to help grow your business, please contact Justin Davis.


We have an established network of referral sources, including business brokers, investment bankers, accountants, lawyers, wealth managers, consultants, and lenders who trust us with their transactions. We strive to provide candid and timely feedback and to run an efficient and transparent process. We pay market-consistent buy-side referral fees.

If you have an opportunity you think would be a fit for PennSpring Capital, please contact us at




We take our people-forward approach very seriously. Every PennSpring Capital transaction, strategic plan, and operating initiative begins with a talented team of executives. We work with executives in a variety of ways:

  • Full-time leadership positions within our portfolio companies

  • Board members or advisors to our portfolio companies

  • Operating Partners across a variety of businesses and industries

  • KeystoneCEO™ program

Our executive partnerships may offer the opportunity to generate significant equity upside while playing a meaningful role in building a leading lower middle market company.


If you are interested in working with us in this capacity, please contact Justin Davis.

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We are here to assist. New beginnings with PennSpring are just an email or phone call away.

PennSpring Capital

36 Glenbrook Rd.

Leola, PA 17540

© 2020 by PennSpring Capital, LLC.

This website is intended solely to provide information regarding PennSpring Capital’s potential financing capabilities for prospective portfolio companies. The information provided on this website, including information regarding PennSpring Capital and current and historical portfolio companies, is not intended to recommend any company or investment described herein and is not an offer or sale of any security or investment product or investment advice. In any event, past performance is not a guarantee of future results and it should not be assumed that results for portfolio investments will be achieved for other investments. Representative investments are not to be considered a complete list of all investments made or currently held in PennSpring Capital’s portfolio.