PE  CHS Capital

     Office Locations:

10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3175
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-876-1840
Fax: 312-893-2132



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with 25 years of experience investing in the middle market. Founded in 1988, CHS has formed five private equity funds and has $2.9 billion of committed capital. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75 - $300 million, CHS Capital partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth, enhancing capabilities and resources and positioning companies for attractive exits. CHS Capital has completed investments in over 390 businesses, including 76 platform companies and over 315 add-on acquisitions. The firm organizes its investment efforts around these industry sectors: Consumer & Business Services, Education, Distribution, Industrial, Infrastructure, & Energy.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brian P. Simmons Managing Partner
    Daniel J. Hennessy Partner
    David O. Hawkins Partner
    Douglas J. Knoch Principal
    Kevin T. Bochenek VP and Controller


    Portfolio companies include:

      Acton Mobile
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      American Laser Skincare
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      AMF Bowling
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      Dura-Line Holdings
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      Fortiline Waterworks
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      Gundle/SLT Environmental
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      Heartland Dental Care
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      LVI Services
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      MSC Waterworks
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      Royall & Company
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      Suture Express
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      Swank Audio Visuals
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      Thermon Group Holdings
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      TricorBraun Holdings
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      WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems
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