PE  The Walnut Group

     Office Locations:

312 Walnut Street, Suite 1151
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-651-3300
Fax: 513-651-1084



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Sports & Entertainment



    The Walnut Group consists of several diversified investment capital enterprises organized by life-long friends and business associates whose diverse, yet complementary entrepreneurial backgrounds span more than 30 years. Investment opportunities are pursued in which The Walnut Group can contribute capital, as well as its experience with growth hurdles, networking, financial and capital markets, and exit strategies. Profiles of typical investments include: acquisitions; accelerations; recapitalizations; mergers, alliances, and other specialized transactions. The Walnut Group makes capital investments across a broad range of industry sectors and also facilitates transactions throughout North America.

    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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    Daniel C. Staton Managing General Partner
    Frederic H. Mayerson Chairman and Managing General Partner
    James M. Gould Managing General Partner
    Lawrence H. Horwitz
    R. Scott Barnes Chief Financial Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adspace Networks
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      Argo Tea
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      Build-A-Bear Workshop
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      CAP Toys
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      Changing Paradigms
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      Chi Chi's Mexican Restaurants
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      CWK Network
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      Deal$ Nothing Over a Dollar
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      Duke Realty
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      Empire Brushes
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      Flat Out Crazy
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      Goliath Solutions
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      Home Products
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      Horizon Development
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      Jersey Boys
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      Logo Athletics
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      M Cubed Technologies
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      Management One
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      Marian Health Greeting Cards
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      Mobile Bay Bears
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      Nelson Communications
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      North American Baking
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      PECO Pallet
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      Pinnacle Direct Marketing
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      Reborn Beauty
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      Renaissance Mark
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      Rockwood Pavillion
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      Seed Media Group
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      Sleek Medspa
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      Sovereign Brands
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      Tapper Candies
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      The O'Gara Group
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      The Producers
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      The Wedding Singer
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      Total Management & Earlybird Courier
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      Wild Things
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      Work 'n Gear
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