We have over 30 years of experience investing in entrepreneur and family-owned manufacturing, distribution and business services companies.

Founded in 1989, Pfingsten is an operationally-oriented private equity firm focused on building better businesses. From our headquarters in Chicago, and our representative offices in China and India, we work with entrepreneurs and management teams to build better businesses by applying our unique operational and global resources to offer real solutions to unlock value and propel 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.  Read more about our Pfingsten Difference and Investment Criteria.