Waterfront Brands

Company Overview

Designer and manufacturer of premium watercraft lifts, docks, and related accessories.

Investment Status

Active. Seeking add-on acquisitions to increase product offering, expand geographically, and add new dealers.

Transaction Overview

Recapitalization of the company. The management team invested in the transaction.

Investment Thesis
  • Capitalize on accelerating industry growth driven by several sustainable, long-run themes: interest in outdoor and active living, reinvestment in the home, suburbanization, flexible work environments, and demographic shifts
  • Leverage industry-leading position and scale advantages to increase market share
  • Invest in design, engineering, and new product development resources to commercialize new innovations for the market
  • Implement best-in-class operational processes across the manufacturing footprint to better service customers
  • Pursue complementary acquisitions to expand geographic reach, broaden product offering, and add new dealer customer relationships
MPE Partners Contacts: Joe Machado, Peter Taft and Constantine Elefter
Fergus Falls, MN
High-Value Manufacturing
Transaction Type:
Leveraged Recapitalization
Investment Year:
MPE Partners II, L.P. and MPE Partners, III, L.P.