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Specializing in U.S. Based Lower Middle Market Businesses



Lowe Capital is a independent investment firm focused on investing in and actively managing U.S. based companies in the lower-middle market with a focus on industrial/commercial services, products and value-added distribution.  We believe in investing in quality, growth-oriented platforms and partnering with strong management teams to create long-term value both organically and through add-on acquisitions.

We tailor deal structuring to the seller’s and business’ needs and commit to an efficient and discrete diligence process to ensure minimal disruptions to daily operations.  We look to transition the ownership of the business in a seamless and constructive fashion without disrupting the unique culture and principles that have enabled the company to succeed.

We leverage our experience and our professional network to deliver the resources necessary to help our portfolio companies and their management teams succeed.

Preferred Industries

Business & Industrial Services

Niche Manufacturing

Value-added Distribution

Consumer Products & Services 



Revenue:  >$10 Million

EBITDA:  >$2 Million

EBITDA Margins: >10%


Any Size for Add-on Acquisitions

Company Characteristics

Headquartered in the United States


Strong Management Remaining


Fragmented or Niche Industry


Identifiable Growth Opportunities


Diverse Customer Base




HQ: Laurel, MD

Investment: June 2021

East Coast Rigging & Scaffolding (ECRS) is a premier work access solutions and service provider specializing in scaffolding, swing stages and hoists for the infrastructure and commercial end markets. ECRS' service offering includes engineering & design, erection & dismantle, and equipment rental.  The company is headquartered in the Baltimore-DC area with satellite offices in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida.

Seeking add-on acquisitions: scaffolding and work-access equipment services


HQ: Evansville, IN

Investment: November 2020

Incorp is a leading provider of specialty insulation, scaffolding, coatings and other multi-craft services in support of customers’ routine maintenance and capital service needs. The company provides services throughout the U.S. to a diverse customer base operating in the power generation, chemical, pulp & paper, food & beverage, manufacturing, and other end markets.

Seeking add-on acquisitions: industrial insulation, coatings, abatement and other maintenance services



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James Lowe

Managing Principal

M: 440-653-3827

James is the Managing Principal of Lowe Capital Management LLC. He is responsible for all aspects of operations including idea generation, deal sourcing and transaction execution.  

Prior to founding Lowe Capital, James was with Baird Capital, a lower middle market private equity group based in Chicago, IL.  James focused on U.S. based investment opportunities in the industrial, commercial and consumer sectors. 

Prior to joining Baird Capital’s U.S. Private Equity team in 2011, James worked in investment banking with J.P. Morgan focusing on M&A, debt and equity offerings and strategic advisory for industrial, commercial, auto and build products clients. His responsibilities included detailed financial analysis and valuation, deal execution, due diligence and industry and company research.

James earned his BS in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from Case Western University.



James Lowe

Managing Principal

M:  440-653-3827


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