We were founded in 1989 with the goal of building better businesses.

Since our founding, Pfingsten has been building value in partnership with management through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities and profitable business growth rather than through financial engineering. We build better businesses.

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Thomas Bagley forms Pfingsten; the firm opens its first office at 111 Pfingsten Road in Deerfield, Illinois

Thomas Bagley forms Pfingsten; the firm opens its first office at 111 Pfingsten Road in Deerfield, Illinois

Fund I activated; makes its 1st acquisition with investment in Woodall’s

Fund I activated; makes its 1st acquisition with investment in Woodall’s

Senior Managing Director John Underwood joins the firm

Senior Managing Director John Underwood joins the firm

Fund II activated

Fund II activated

Managing Director Scott Finegan joins the firm

Managing Director Scott Finegan joins the firm

Senior Managing Director Jim Norton and Managing Directors Denny Bolzan and John Starcevich join the firm; Pfingsten completes its 25th acquisition with Barjan acquisition of Impulse Merchandisers, Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA

Senior Managing Director Jim Norton and Managing Directors Denny Bolzan and John Starcevich join the firm; Pfingsten completes its 25th acquisition with Barjan acquisition of Impulse Merchandisers, Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA

Fund III activated

Fund III activated

Pfingsten completes its 50th acquisition with investment in Powervar

Pfingsten completes its 50th acquisition with investment in Powervar

Fund IV activated

Fund IV activated

Pfingsten completes its 75th acquisition with investment in Superior

Pfingsten completes its 75th acquisition with investment in Superior

The firm celebrates its 25th anniversary

The firm celebrates its 25th anniversary

Pfingsten completes its 100th acquisition with investment in Burton Saw and Supply

Pfingsten completes its 100th acquisition with investment in Burton Saw and Supply

Fund V activated

Fund V activated

China

The firm begins indirect sourcing in China through a Taiwanese agent

The firm begins indirect sourcing in China through a Taiwanese agent

Pfingsten enters into joint venture with Source One

Pfingsten enters into joint venture with Source One

Pfingsten opens Hong Kong office through joint venture with Source One

Pfingsten opens Hong Kong office through joint venture with Source One

The firm acquires a factory in Zhuhai, China

The firm acquires a factory in Zhuhai, China

The firm opens Shenzhen, China office through joint venture with Source One

The firm opens Shenzhen, China office through joint venture with Source One

Pfingsten consolidates Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China offices in ChangAn, China

Pfingsten consolidates Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China offices in ChangAn, China

India

The firm acquires its first direct factory relationship in India

The firm acquires its first direct factory relationship in India

Pfingsten initiates relationship with Tecnova in New Delhi, India

Pfingsten initiates relationship with Tecnova in New Delhi, India

The firm establishes a representative office in New Delhi through joint venture with Tecnova

The firm establishes a representative office in New Delhi with Tecnova

The firm establishes a representative office in Chennai, India with APA Engineering

The firm establishes a representative office in Chennai, India with APA Engineering