Capital Partners backs Allentown

Capital Partners has made an investment in New Jersey-based Allentown Inc, a supplier of animal housing to preclinical in vivo research labs in North America. No financial terms were disclosed.


Capital Partners® is pleased to announce that Capital Partners Private Equity Income Fund III, LP, a $600 million committed fund, completed an investment in Allentown, Inc. (“Allentown”) on October 22, 2019 in partnership with John Coiro, second-generation family member, CEO and Chairman, whom will continue to lead the company.

Headquartered in Allentown, NJ, Allentown is the dominant innovator and brand-name supplier of animal housing to preclinical in vivo research labs in North America. With more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing lab animal housings, Allentown’s extensive industry knowledge has helped the pharmaceutical industry efficiently develop life-saving drugs as it has improved the supply and design of animal housing systems to include individual self-contained environments. The Company’s dedicated engineering and design team works with customers to design and supply custom animal housing systems that fit the customer’s needs based on capacity, automation preference, monitoring need, and most importantly, improved animal quality of life. Please visit Allentown’s web site at to learn more about Allentown’s roll in life-saving research and view their new “Improving Life – it’s in our DNA” video series.

John Coiro, who will continue in his role as CEO and Chairman of the Board for the newly formed Allentown, LLC stated, “Our service to the biomedical research industry has always been rooted in integrity and care, and that is what has driven our growth and success over the past 50 years. I can’t express the level of excitement I have for the future, now gaining exceptional partners such as Capital Partners. Greater things are on the horizon.”

Capital Partners is focused on investing in partnership with family and management-owners. Our approach includes robust capital structures for investment companies and providing strategic, human resources development, and marketing and e-commerce expertise, to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products and services. Please visit the Capital Partners website at to review our approach and investment portfolio.

“Allentown has built an exceptionally strong foundation through longevity, renowned product innovation, quality, and customer service,” said Russ Spieler, Managing Director of Capital Partners, who also added, “Allentown is a perfect fit with our approach towards improvement through teamwork, investment, and innovation.”

Please contact the following members of the investment team at Capital Partners with investment or add-on opportunities:
Mark Allsteadt
Russ Spieler
John Willert
John Newman
Anshul Chawla

Capital Partners’ philosophy is to acquire companies with defensible market positions and partner with exceptional management teams.
Investment characteristics:
Seasoned and experienced management teams seeking a partner for growth
Control and minority investments
Asset purchase or equivalent preferred (typically companies organized as S Corporations, LLC’s, Partnerships or divisions of larger companies)
EBITDA between $4MM and $25MM
Stable excess cash flow
Manageable customer concentration
Sectors: Manufacturing, Services, Distribution, Consumer, Food

About Capital Partners
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