GHJ&M was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For over twenty years we have been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies located in the Midwest. Our investment philosophy centers on the principal of partnership. Through strong collaborative partnerships with business owners, management teams, financing sources and professional advisors we have built a track record of creating value in the companies in which we invest.
We take a long-term approach to investing, provide expertise in a wide range of business disciplines and focus our efforts in the geographies and industries where our relationships and knowledge give our portfolio companies a competitive advantage.
Since our founding, we have invested $600 million (excluding institutional equity co-investments) in 32 platform companies.
We’ve Made A Second Investment in Trailhead Fund.
GHJ&M is pleased to announce the closing of its second investment in Trailhead Fund L.P. On December 21, 2012 Trailhead Fund, in partnership with management, recapitalized UTP, one of the world’s largest dealers of aftermarket turboprop aircraft engines and engine parts. UTP specializes in the PT6 and PW100 engine platforms manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada that power more than 14,000 aircraft worldwide.
Through its $250 million Trailhead Fund, GHJ&M is actively seeking to invest in leading middle market companies with enterprise valuations ranging from $20 million to $150 million. GHJ&M’s principals have particular interest and investment experience in precision manufacturing, business service, transportation and distribution, consumer products and services, and food products and processing. Trailhead Fund is the sixth pool of capital that has been raised by the principals of GHJ&M.