RAF Industries is one of the oldest private equity firms in the country. Established in 1979, RAF has differentiated itself from the industry by combining rigorous financial diligence with an unwavering commitment to fostering relationships with our entrepreneurial partners. At RAF, we believe that it is ultimately the confluence of our professional and financial resources with the domain expertise and visionary traits of our entrepreneur partners that equates to long-term success.
Based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, RAF invests in lower middle market companies across the U.S. and along a broad range of industries. Some of our current portfolio companies include businesses in consumer products, industrial products, military products and services, healthcare, geotechnical services and public safety. We seek to invest in companies that exhibit strong financial performance, dynamic management teams, a differentiated position within their respective markets, and a compelling case for future growth. Our typical transaction value is between $30mm - $75mm and our investment horizon is indefinite. Over our 40 years in business, we have invested in well over 60 unique businesses ranging from start-ups, with nothing more than an idea and enthusiasm, to multi-generational family-owned business with established cultures and reputation, seeking new perspective and resources to achieve the next level of growth.
Beyond capital and strategic planning, RAF provides several resources to our companies that are typically reserved for much larger enterprises. Value added services provided to our partners include accounting and audit expertise, legal counsel, risk management, taxation services, logistics support, MIS, and digital marketing advisory. These services further differentiate RAF to prospective sellers desiring to partner with an institutional investor to realize long-term growth. Development is our business at RAF - not buying and selling - but building world class companies and cultivating lasting relationships.