About ShoreView

Over 20 Years of Partnership

The partners of ShoreView have worked together for over 20 years and have invested in over 120 companies across North America and the world.


Shoreview was founded in 2002 by Robert Davis, Jeff Mudge and David Wakefield. ShoreView has raised over $1.3 billion of committed capital across four funds. Since that time, management has gradually and successfully transitioned to the current partners with Jeff Mudge continuing as Executive Chairman. Mr. Davis retired in 2013 and Mr. Wakefield retired in 2019 but remains a special limited partner.

ShoreView has partnered with family and entrepreneur-owned companies across many sectors, including building products, industrial technology, plastics and packaging, aerospace and defense, business and professional services, life sciences, industrial distribution, niche consumer products, specialty materials, and residential services.

Our role

ShoreView provides capital and works with company owners and managers to accomplish a variety of goals, including:

  • Monetize value that the current owners have created
  • Facilitate management development, succession and/or generational transitions
  • Proactively pursue add-on acquisitions
  • Fund organic growth initiatives

We are not operators, and we do not have operating partners. Rather, we support management’s efforts from the board level.

Investment Criteria


Revenue: $20 – $300 million
EBITDA: $4 – $25 million
Equity Investment: Up to $100 million

Industry Focus

Niche manufacturing
Value-added distribution
Business services
Residential services
Industrial services
Niche consumer

Transaction Types

Management-led Buyouts
Leveraged Recapitalizations
Minority Investments
Corporate Divestitures

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Minneapolis, MN 55402