We are committed to investing in entrepreneur and family-owned businesses. We focus on companies in the manufacturing, distribution and business service sectors.

Pfingsten is an operationally-driven private equity firm focused on long-term value creation. From our headquarters in Chicago, and our representative offices in ChangAn, China, New Delhi, India, and Chennai, India, we help businesses in ways few private equity firms can, applying our unique operational and global resources to offer real solutions to our companies, unlocking value and propelling growth.
We invest a minimum of 50% equity into the capital structure of each portfolio company, providing the flexibility to create value through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities and profitable business growth, versus financial engineering. Our operating professionals, who comprise nearly half our team, work in partnership with company management, and our global capability opens doors in markets around the globe.

Our Vision

Pfingsten has a rich heritage of building better businesses. We focus on team-based, continuous improvement to establish and sustain operational excellence. We have a team of experts and extensive global sourcing capabilities to enhance operational effectiveness, create new opportunities for businesses and maximize profitability. Pfingsten is known for integrity, transparency, accountability and performance.

Read a more detailed description of our approach in the Pfingsten Difference.