Stonebridge Partners was founded in 1986 as an operations-oriented private investment firm focused on acquiring and successfully growing middle-market manufacturing businesses. Mike Bruno has served as Managing Partner since 1989, and works with a balanced team of financial and operating professionals with extensive industry experience. Taking an active, hands-on approach to value creation, Stonebridge Partners has invested over $600 million of capital in 59 separate acquisitions.
The Partners and Principals at Stonebridge Partners bring over 130 years of collective private industry experience to the company, with an average of more than 12 years at the Firm. Everyone on the team possesses a strong background in finance and operations and is committed to executing a consistent long-term strategy to satisfy the Firm’s investors and the management teams of portfolio companies.
Stonebridge is fortunate to have an experienced team of industry operating advisors who are well-known to Stonebridge from prior successful investments and business relationships. Many of these industry operating advisors were CEOs of former Stonebridge portfolio companies, and continue to apply their industry expertise to the Firm’s current portfolio of companies. Stonebridge utilizes the industry operating advisors in a variety of capacities, including active board roles, industry and market analyses, specific management assignments, and upfront investment diligence.
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