Middle Market Co-Investments

Grandview Partners makes equity co-investments of $1 million to $3 million alongside leading private equity firms in middle market businesses across a range of industries. Grandview was formed in 2022 in partnership with Copper Run, a middle market investment bank providing buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory on deals between $10 million and $250 million.

Investment Strategy

Grandview leverages Copper Run’s longstanding client relationships and our own broad network of experienced private equity firms to invest directly in middle market businesses. We invest in high-quality businesses led by experienced management teams and with demonstrated earnings growth. We place a high value on the alignment of the experience and skills of the private equity sponsor to the opportunities and needs of the business. The sophisticated private equity firms with whom we partner are uniquely suited to be the controlling or lead investor in the businesses in which we invest.

Our Process

Grandview’s investment committee has significant direct investing experience in middle market private equity. We have a disciplined investment process that leverages this broad experience and network. We also have a strong understanding of the time and bandwidth constraints that define the transaction process. Grandview is an efficient and reliable capital source for the firms with whom we partner.

Why Grandview?


We build long-term relationships with our investment partners.


Our investment strategy is focused on key sectors in North American middle market private equity.

Disciplined & Rigorous

We have a rigorous investment process focused on downside protection.

Responsive & Transparent

We are a transparent investment partner that seeks to provide clear, timely feedback.


We value our investment partner relationships and stand behind what we say.

Investment Criteria




Investment Size


  • Buyouts / Majority Recapitalizations
  • Minority Recapitalizations
  • Mid-Life Transactions (follow on investments in existing portfolio companies)
  • Common or preferred equity

Industry Focus


  • Niche manufacturing
  • Industrial technology & services
  • Value-added distribution
  • Infrastructure services
  • Environmental & waste services
  • Transportation & logistics

Services & Technology

  • Commercial & residential services
  • IT services
  • Human capital management
  • Enterprise software


  • Outsourced services
  • Technology-enabled services
  • Provider services
  • Behavioral health
  • Post-acute care



Provides truck rentals, used truck sales, new truck distribution, and replacement parts and maintenance to a broad base of hydrovac service providers across industrial, utility, and municipal end markets.

Investment Date
April 2024
Industrial Services

Leading consolidator and provider of collision repair services in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Investment Date
January 2024
Consumer Services

One of the largest franchisees of Precision Garage Door Service™, a leading residential garage door repair company in the U.S.

Investment Date
November 2023
Residential Services

Manufacturer of customized safety and access solutions used in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Investment Date
September 2023

Importer and distributor of high-grade quartz and natural stone used in residential and commercial construction & remodel projects.

Investment Date
September 2023

One of the largest providers of waste transfer station management and long-distance hauling services in the Southeast.

Investment Date
May 2023
Industrial Services

Leading provider of pavement maintenance and repair services to the commercial end market throughout southern Michigan.

Investment Date
February 2023
Business Services

Our Team

Nathan McGill

Managing Director

Nathan has extensive experience investing in lower middle market companies across a wide range of industries. Nathan has executed private equity and debt investments in a variety of transaction types, including management buyouts, majority and minority recapitalizations, and growth capital investments.

Previously, Nathan was a Principal at Wincove Private Holdings, a private investment firm with a permanent equity capital base focused on control investing in industrial growth businesses.

Prior to Wincove, Nathan was a Director at Stonehenge Partners, where he evaluated, structured, and executed investments in middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, business services, and healthcare industries. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.

Andy Hays

President, Copper Run

Andy is the President of Copper Run and oversees all client services and company operations. He has extensive experience in investment banking, accounting, and consulting. Mr. Hays has worked with hundreds of companies, both public and private, on various engagements.

Andy previously worked for, and helped found, Cantor Fitzgerald’s investment banking group on Wall Street after 9/11. Cantor focused on capital market activities in the REIT and Oil & Gas Sectors and administered up to $150 million of proprietary investments. Prior to Cantor, he worked for Ernst & Young in Cleveland, working in the business services, manufacturing, and technology areas. Andy has been involved in more than $8 billion of completed transactions during his career.

Andy is a Registered Investment Banking Representative and holds the FINRA Series 7, 79, & 63 registrations. He has also successfully passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and previously worked as a CPA. Andy has B.S. in accounting and an MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Copper Run

Headquartered in the heartland, Copper Run is a different kind of investment bank. The firm focuses exclusively on middle market transactions, providing buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory on deals between $10 million and $250 million, and has closed more than 200 deals. Copper Run prides itself on delivering Wall Street execution for its clients while remaining grounded in solid Midwestern values. Clients include top-tier private equity firms, sponsor-backed companies, and middle market businesses.

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