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At Madeira Partners we understand that every company is unique, and that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits all M&A transaction. Our involvement begins in the early stages of strategic planning and ends with the successful closing of a deal.
What happens in between is what separates Madeira from other firms.

We take the time to get to know our clients’ business as well their goals, objectives, expectations, and dreams – both financial and personal – so that we have a crystal clear view of the big picture. Only then do we begin the meticulous process of developing a custom strategic plan that’s tailored to our clients’ business and designed to achieve one thing:
connect them with the right buyer and negotiate the right deal.


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In M&A, experience is everything. We leverage our combined experience, strategic acumen, and broad network to deliver an exceptional experience and results for our clients.


recent transactions

Bellwether Media

Minnetonka, MN-based Bellwether Media is a leading publisher of educational children’s books for students in Pre-K through Grade 7. The Company offers engaging, literacy-promoting content through four well-recognized brands: Bellwether, Jump!, Bearport, and Kaleidoscope.  Their award-winning books are widely recognized by librarians and educators as the best nonfiction titles for beginning and struggling readers.

Bellwether, along with its three associated brands, publishes literacy-promoting books for the school library, classroom, and public library markets. The Company is differentiated by the quality and consistency of its products as well as top-notch customer service and support. Bellwether maintains a portfolio of ~7,500 nonfiction titles that address a wide variety of subject matter and student segments, including early literacy, at-risk literacy, and STEM.

Lineage Capital

Boston-based Lineage Capital invests exclusively in owner-managed and family-controlled businesses. Its unique partnership approach provides business owners with significant liquidity, while enabling them to retain a meaningful ownership position and continued control of the board of directors. They focus on high-quality, lower-middle-market businesses that seek a value-added partner to help facilitate future growth and success.

Edina Plastic Surgery & Skin Artisans

Edina Plastic Surgery and Skin Artisans are a leading provider of cosmetic surgery and medical spa services in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, offering patients the highest quality plastic surgery procedures, injectables, and aesthetic services.

Led by Drs. Nathan Leigh, Robert Wilke, Michael Philbin and Christine Stewart, the practice prioritizes helping patients in the Twin Cities and beyond look and feel like the best versions of themselves.  EPS has been in practice for over four decades and in 1991 established Skin Artisans, the first medical spa in the Midwest.

EPS & Skins Artisans will establish a new platform in partnership with Varsity Healthcare Partners called United Aesthetics Alliance to consolidate market-leading, clinically differentiated cosmetic surgery practices and affiliated medical spa service providers.

Varsity Healthcare Partners

Varsity Healthcare Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams to build leading healthcare services companies. VHP’s tactical investment strategy leverages a well-developed “buy and build” playbook to drive significant operational and managerial enhancement, followed by a well-resourced aggressive and multidimensional growth plan.  VHP’s partnership with UAA comes from the recently closed Varsity Healthcare Partners IV, a $700.0M investment vehicle.

Dr. Brian Biesman’s Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics Practice

Dr. Biesman and his team have been pioneering advances in both surgical and non-surgical medical aesthetics for nearly 35 years.  The practice is a leading player in the Nashville market, specializing in surgical correction of the eyebrows and eyelids as well as laser treatments, injectables, CoolSculpting®, and non-invasive facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Biesman is recognized as one of the most innovative practitioners in medical aesthetics, with over 200 clinical studies, book chapters, and peer-reviewed publications to his name. His contributions to the advancement of medical aesthetics include co-founding and co-directing Music City SCALE, one of the largest, longest-running, and most recognized aesthetic meetings in America. Dr. Biesman is also a member of numerous advisory boards, has held multiple society presidencies, and has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors for nearly 20 years running.


MedSpa Partners

Toronto-based MedSpa Partners is acquiring North America’s leading med spas and aesthetic dermatology clinics with the goal of allowing its industry-leading partners to create world-class customer experiences through support, collaboration, and community.  MedSpa Partners is a portfolio company of Toronto-based Persistence Capital Partners.

Owens Companies

Owens Companies, a second-generation family business founded in 1957, is a leading commercial and residential HVAC services provider in the Twin Cities metro market. The nationally recognized company is focused primarily on preventative maintenance and services for heating and cooling applications, and has a significant presence in the manufacturing, industrial, education, and healthcare end markets.


Orion Services Group

Orion Group is a commercial facility services company seeking to partner with market leading family-owned service providers in HVAC / mechanical, landscaping, and facilities maintenance. Orion is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, a private equity group with $15 billion in assets under management and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Salt Lake City.

Southview Design

Founded in 1978, and based in St. Paul, MN, Southview Design is the leading independent provider of landscaping services to high end residential and commercial clients in the Twin Cities Metro and Western Wisconsin market.  The nationally-awarded organization offers a wide variety of landscaping design-build, enhancement, maintenance services, and snow / ice management for a large and growing client base.


Mariani Landscape

Founded in 1958, and headquartered in Lake Bluff, IL, Mariani Landscape is a top provider of high end residential landscaping services known for its award-winning design, best-of-class landscape practices, game-changing innovation, and continuing thought leadership.  Mariani is building a “family of family companies” across the nation by partnering with other premium, family-owned landscape companies to deliver even better client experiences.  Mariani Landscape is a portfolio company of New York-based CI Capital Partners.

Dakotaland Manufacturing

Dakotaland Manufacturing is a leading Upper Midwest precision fabricator with 130,000 square feet of production space across two facilities.  Sioux Falls, SD-based Dakotaland is a vertically-integrated company utilizing the latest technology to offer high quality, flexible manufacturing with capabilities including machining, precision fabrication, welding, complex assembly, and finishing.  Customers include top players in aftermarket parts, power generation, utility / construction / ag equipment, healthcare, and more.


Vermilion Group

Vermilion Group is the Mortenson family’s approach to long-term, impact-oriented investing.  Minneapolis-based Vermilion uses the family’s experience in building M.A. Mortenson Companies to make investments alongside management teams to achieve social and environmental impact while generating competitive financial returns.

Centrally located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, we are positioned to serve our clients in any geography.