Partnering exceptional business owners and industry executives with elite military leaders to preserve the legacies of family owned businesses

Cold Bore Capital is a Chicago, Illinois based private equity firm that creates value by growing and repositioning micro-cap companies in high growth, recession resistant industries

Investment Strategy

CBC partners experienced management teams and elite military veterans with exceptional small business owners to establish enduring companies in the Healthcare, Consumer Services, and Business Services industries.

Investment Thesis

Disciplined focus on high growth, recession resistant industries with quantifiable demand drivers and a clear path to value creation.


Partner highly experienced management teams with execution focused military veterans to drive value through add-on acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.


Operations Team members work closely with platform C-Suite leadership to integrate accretive acquisitions and drive execution based organic growth across the enterprise.


Establish large, national platforms with best in class management teams, financial reporting and data analytics capabilities, and attractive growth rates, margins, and industry specific benchmarks.

Our History

CBC’s investment and operations professionals have over 55 years of Private Equity and M&A experience and have been involved in over 140 transactions representing aggregate total transaction value of more than $5bn. The CBC team consists of 7 investment professionals and 19 operations professionals with over 60 years experience in private equity and operations, as well as significant special forces (“SOF”) experience.

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Partnership Opportunities

If you are a business owner, high performing veteran, investor, intermediary/broker, or service provider, please reach out to learn more about opportunities to work together.