ShoreView Announces Sale of MDC Interior Solutions

April 2024

The Partners of ShoreView are pleased to announce the sale of MDC Interior Solutions (“MDC”).

ShoreView partnered with MDC in August of 2018.  At that time, the company was a leading provider of commercial interior solutions for a variety of end markets, including hospitality and commercial office.  The family ownership group was seeking a partner to provide liquidity for estate planning and help management achieve the next phase of the Company’s growth.  ShoreView structured a transaction that:

  • Provided liquidity to the third-generation family ownership group while enabling the fourth-generation to maintain a meaningful ownership position
  • Created an equity incentive plan for key managers
  • Provided ample financial resources to support organic growth initiatives and acquisitions

Over the next six years, ShoreView worked with MDC management to:

  • Develop and execute on a strategic plan, which resulted in significant investment in new product development, a national accounts sales team, and sales-enablement technology
  • Complete an add-on acquisition, expanding the Company’s product offering and diversifying its end market exposure
  • Significantly grow the revenue and earnings of the business through internal investments and a strategic acquisition

During ShoreView’s investment period, MDC further cemented its leadership position providing commercial interior solutions by expanding its product offering and meaningfully diversifying its served end markets. ShoreView exited its investment to another private equity firm that will continue to support management’s growth strategy.

The sale of MDC represents ShoreView’s second platform exit in six months following the sale of Avidity Science in November 2023.

About MDC:

MDC Interior Solutions is a provider of innovative interior design solutions for commercial spaces. With a focus on creativity, quality, and customer satisfaction, MDC Interior Solutions offers a comprehensive range of products and services to meet the diverse needs of its clients. For additional information visit

About ShoreView:

Founded in 2002, ShoreView is a Minneapolis-based private equity firm that has raised over $1.3 billion of committed capital across four funds. ShoreView partners with family and entrepreneur-owned companies across many sectors, including niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services, residential services, industrial services, niche consumer, and aerospace/defense. Shoreview structures various acquisition, recapitalization, and build-up transactions, typically in businesses with revenues ranging between $20 million and $300 million.

If you are interested in speaking with ShoreView about add-on or platform investment opportunities, please contact Garrett Davis at

222 South Ninth Street, Suite 3300
Minneapolis, MN 55402