Our Firm

A Track Record of Building Legacies

For over 25 years, we’ve earned a reputation for straight talk, bringing resources to the table, and treating people right

Who we are

Mason Wells is an experienced and active private equity investor in companies primarily headquartered in the Midwestern U.S. that generate revenue from $25 million to $300 million.

What we do

At Mason Wells, our longstanding approach to private equity revolves around the investments we make in people, the enduring partnerships we build with management teams, and the deep network of industry resources we provide. We leverage the expertise of our seasoned team members and the discipline of our rigorous investment approach to create value for our portfolio companies and our investors. We are currently investing through Mason Wells Buyout Fund V, a $767 million fund, raised to make control-oriented buyout investments of middle market companies primarily located in the Midwestern United States.

Firm history

Mason Wells was founded in 1998 by a group of professionals who had previously made private investments throughout the Midwest at Marshall & Ilsley Corp., a Wisconsin-based bank. Our first buyout fund consisted of seven platform businesses, all of which were headquartered in the Midwest and all of which were family-owned prior to partnering with Mason Wells. Funds II (2005), III (2010), IV (2016), and V (2021) were architected with a similar Midwestern, family-owned focus and have enjoyed similar financial results. By focusing on a specific region of the country for decades, Mason Wells has developed deep regional business community relationships that endure beyond individual transactions and market cycles.

Our Team

A tenured team with a long-term approach to partnership

Meet our team