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Preserving your business legacy, from your family to ours. 


About Jansen Investments

Jansen Investments is a privately held, family investment firm focused on acquiring small-to-medium sized businesses in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Our family has invested in and operated businesses ranging from contract packaging, corrugated boxes and foam fabrication, to food processing, Meals Ready-to-Eat (MRE) and toy manufacturing. We seek to acquire companies whose owners wish to retire or reduce their day-to-day involvement. We offer a customized transition plan and liquidity event designed to preserve what the legacy owners have built. Jansen Investments has a long-term investment and operational timeline — we plan to hold our acquired companies indefinitely.  


Why Us?

Persevering your legacy is important to Jansen Investments. We are different from traditional strategic or private equity buyers because we take an active role, partnering with the existing management team through a sensible transition and growth plan for long-term success. In addition, we offer a unique combination of capital, financial flexibility and managerial expertise. Working with us, you can expect:

  • Integrity – dedicated to the highest levels of transparency and integrity 

  • Experience – full-time executive with 20 years of experience backed by a Board of Advisors

  • Focus – 100% of time focused on the investments we make

  • Flexibility – fair and flexible terms based on the seller's individual needs

  • Long-term commitment – investors with a long-term view and an emphasis on sustainable growth

  • Continuity – we embrace the acquired company’s culture, employees and customers 


Investment Focus

Industry criteria
  • Recurring revenue

  • Growing and sizable market

  • Not overly complex

Business criteria
  • Positive and stable cash flow

  • Low to medium asset and working capital requirements

  • Sustainable competitive advantage

Financial criteria
  • Greater than $500K of EBITDA

  • Greater than 10% EBITDA margin

  • More than 3 consecutive years of profitability

Owner situation
  • Owner ready to retire or reduce day-to-day role

  • Serial entrepreneur ready to move on to the next business

  • Divestiture from larger corporation

  • Business services

  • Healthcare services

  • Consumer services

  • Pet and animal care services

  • Manufacturing

  • Contract manufacturing



Brandon Jansen is the founder of Jansen Investments. He brings 20 years of operations and general management experience working with middle-market to Fortune 500 companies. Brandon has deep expertise working cross-functionally and creating followership while driving operational improvements across complex organizations. Prior to founding Jansen Investments with family members, Brandon was in Deloitte’s M&A practice, working with technology and consumer products companies on their M&A agenda. Before Deloitte, Brandon was with Ernst & Young in Japan, working to grow its professional services business in Tokyo and serving international clients.



Brandon is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.


Contact Us

Jansen Investments

73 West Monroe

Chicago, IL 60603


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