INVESTING IN

QUALITY COMPANIES
NICHE MARKETS &

GOOD PEOPLE

FOR 45+ YEARS

Our Company

Talon is a diversified, Detroit-­based investment company and family business that began in 1973.  
 

  • Talon owns and operates a variety of niche companies that are typically manufacturers with $5 – $25 million of annual revenue
     

  • Our long­-term investment horizon gives Talon companies and employees the stability, continuity and strategic advantages that help them thrive
     

  • Talon's experienced team has owned, operated and invested in 100+ companies across a variety of industries throughout North America, Europe and Asia
     

  • Our success is a product of our collaborative & entrepreneurial culture in which our executives benefit from Talon's operational, financial & strategic support while maintaining the latitude to run their companies as they know best
     

Today, Talon's primary focus continues to be on owning and operating quality companies for the long-term. However, we also make non-control co-investments with other private equity groups and provide venture capital to new companies, ideas and technology with break-out potential. 

 

WHY TALON? 

track record of success since 1973
culture is as important as profits
stable, long-term investor
our executives are our partners
experience IN MANY INDUSTRIES & COUNTRIES
nimble, creative and flexible
 
 

Investment Criteria

Although we have invested in many companies, industries, countries, stages & structures; we generally prefer the following...

Acquisitions
  • Hyper-niche market, few competitors

  • Profitable; EBITDA margins > 20%

  • Company size: $1-5 million of free cash flow

  • Location: preferably in the Midwest, U.S.

Investments
  • Managed by a partner we know & trust

  • Profitable; EBITDA margins > 15%

  • Investment size: up to $5 million (avg $500k)

  • Any location or industry

Venture Capital
  • Start-up or growth with break-out potential

  • Early stage & pre-revenue is acceptable

  • Investment size: up to $2 million (avg $250k)

  • Any location, industry or technology

Talon Group LLC      Detroit, MI