Wingate Partners was founded in 1987 to purchase controlling equity investments in basic industries such as manufacturing, distribution and industrial services. Wingate focuses on complex “story deals” that include companies that are under-performing potential, exist in difficult or out-of-favor industries, are carve-outs or are navigating management transitions. Their philosophy is to create value by supporting management in their efforts to improve the operations of the company. The Partners of Wingate have substantial senior-level operating experience and extensive careers in acquiring companies. This is the third rebuild of the Wingate Partners in about 10 years.