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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

Activated Research Company

Activated Research Company is an innovative product development company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  ARC specializes in chemical analysis and catalytic reactors for gas and liquid chromatography.   ARC’s Polyarc and Jetanizer product lines are cutting-edge add-on accessories for gas chromatography equipment.  These microreactors significantly enhance the analysis of complex mixtures, biofuels and oils, and greenhouse gases, and improved FID sensitivity.



Shimadzu Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange:  7701), founded in 1875, is a leading provider of analytical and measuring instruments, medical systems, industrial machinery, and aircraft systems.   Shimadzu is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan with operations globally through a large network of subsidiaries.  The Polyarc and Jetanizer products complements Shimadzu’s line of gas chromatography devices for use in scientific, industrial and other laboratories around the world.  


Visante is a leading provider of specialized tech-enabled consulting and advanced partnership services focused on helping health systems accelerate financial and operational performance through their pharmacy offerings.  Visante serves as a trusted partner to health systems across the U.S., enabling clients to optimize their pharmacy operations and utilize pharmacy as a strategic asset in the health system’s overall goal of providing the highest quality of care possible to patients. Visante’s team of professionals brings deep, contemporary, and innovative expertise to clients across key areas within the pharmacy enterprise, including specialty pharmacy, infusion strategy, 340B performance, supply chain optimization, and pharmacy revenue cycle management. Visante currently partners with over 130 health systems across 45 states leveraging the Company’s unique combination of tech-enabled data analytics and assessment capabilities, financial acumen, implementation expertise, and ongoing operational support.


Avesi Partners

Avesi Partners is a leading private equity investment firm with $883 million of equity capital under management. Based in Stamford, CT with an office in Richmond, VA, Avesi focuses on partnering with lower-middle market, privately-held, and family-owned businesses in key sectors of the economy, primarily focused on healthcare services but also investing in the insurance, technology, and business services sectors.

Consolidated Container

Consolidated Container is third generation family-owned manufacturer, reconditioner and distributor of industrial containers and provider of recycling and related services. Consolidated Container has facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Kansas City, Kansas, and has serviced a stable of blue-chip customers throughout its storied history going back over 100 years.


Mauser Packaging Solutions

Mauser Packaging Solutions, an affiliate of Stone Canyon Industries, is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products and services. The Company currently operates manufacturing locations in over 20 countries serving industry-leading customers on an international basis.  Stone Canyon Industries is a global industrial holding company based in Los Angeles, CA. Their family of companies focus on mission-critical industries essential to everyday life such as Salt, Distribution & Logistics, and Rail Transportation.

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.

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