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Coughlin Capital, LLC

Coughlin Capital is a family owned and operated investment firm dedicated to working with small and lower middle-market expansion stage companies to help unlock their true potential.

Our goal is simple: grow businesses.

About Us

Coughlin Capital has grown out of over 60 years of family owned and operated businesses originally located in Detroit, Michigan. In 2007 Coughlin Capital was established to leverage this experience by investing in small and lower middle-market companies with growth potential. The team includes MBAs, JDs, CPAs and entrepreneurs with extensive real world experience running businesses.

The Coughlin Capital team has the experience needed to work alongside partners and understand their businesses. Coughlin Capital understands the challenges of building an executive management team and works alongside these teams to position the company for growth.

Coughlin Capital has established two investment platforms; Automotive Supply Chain and Quality Services, and High Efficiency Lighting Solutions and Services. By investing in companies that fall under these existing platforms, Coughlin Capital can leverage its networks and expertise to establish efficiencies across companies.

With the advantage of a long term investment philosophy, Coughlin Capital has the ability to focus on investing and growing businesses within its existing platforms. Coughlin Capital can remain committed to a simple goal: grow businesses.

Coughlin Capital provides:

  • Capital Resources
  • Industry Expertise
  • Organizational Development
  • Process and Operational Discipline
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit

Our Team

Coughlin Capital brings the strength of family values to every relationship and investment opportunity. Each of our partners offers a unique set of experiences and skills to benefit our platform businesses.

Investment Criteria

While Coughlin Capital prides itself on remaining flexible to each unique situation, the firm is generally interested in opportunities within our current platforms: Automotive Supply Chain and Quality Services, and High Efficiency Lighting Solutions and Services.

Target companies typically have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Revenues from $2 Million to $30 Million
  • EBITDA or discretionary earnings of $1 Million to $3 Million
  • Established customer base and revenue stream
  • Companies with management transition issues


Automotive Supply Chain and Quality Services

Coughlin Capital has an extensive network of professionals and history of working within the Automotive Supply Chain. This platform provides an incredible amount of opportunity for innovation as the technology involved in building and delivering vehicles continues to evolve.

Coughlin Capital holdings currently work alongside leading OEMs to ensure the delivery of conforming material and streamline their supply chain. From Quality Control to Logistic Services, Coughlin Capital companies are constantly working to find efficiencies and innovation within one of the most complex supply chains in all of manufacturing.

High Efficiency Lighting Solutions and Services

LED technology has completely transformed the way the world sees lighting. Coughlin Capital sees this disruptive technology as an opportunity to innovate within a massive market. Our management team is working closely with partners who offer many different services associated with delivering High Efficiency Lighting Solutions and Services.

Coughlin Capital has been able to contribute to innovation throughout the industry by leveraging relationships across the platform. This includes providing cutting edge financing solutions, project management, installation services, and manufacturing.

Current Platform Companies

Lumbee Enterprises
its National
On Time Lighting


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