Patient and collaborative.

We recognize and respect the trust you place in us. That’s why we listen carefully and move at an appropriate pace as we work together to fuel new growth.

Tonka Bay acquires and invests in private companies that are pursuing the next level of success. Our partnerships have yielded superior returns for investors, owners and management partners.


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Successful partnerships for 25 years.

Since 1998, Tonka Bay has raised more than $560 million of committed capital in four funds representing contributions from institutional investors, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals.

We seek to partner with and support management teams in established, profitable businesses that serve a specific niche. We typically do not consider startups or turnarounds, nor do we invest in financial institutions, real estate companies and restaurants.

Where we specialize.

Investment verticals
Highly engineered manufacturing
Value-added distribution
Business services

Business size
EBITDA > $3 million

Shareholder liquidity events
Growth and acquisitions

Focused Industry Strategies

Proactively seeking new partner companies.
As part of our overall investment strategy, we reach out directly to owners in targeted industry sectors who could benefit from our patient and collaborative approach. We believe there are businesses within our investment verticals that haven’t sought outside investors but may soon.

Our industry-focused searches target U.S.-based businesses with revenue of at least $10 million and EBITDA greater than $3 million.

Excellent results with businesses like yours.

Learn how other private companies achieved success when partnering with Tonka Bay.

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