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Invest in profitable SMBs

Partner with small business entrepreneurs to acquire profitable SMBs, with reporting & governance managed on Mainshares.

Examples of Investment Opportunities

Everything you need to invest in SMBs

Access SMB deals

Gain unparalleled access to quality deal flow, ensuring each investment aligns with your broader investment strategy.

Invest deal-by-deal

Seamlessly invest in individual deals with a streamlined commitment and closing process.

Grow your network

Cultivate relationships with leading operators and connect with other like-minded accredited investors.

Manage your portfolio

Effortlessly stay up to date on your investments through Mainshares' Investor Portal which handles financial reporting, distributions, K-1s, governance, and investor updates.

Serious entrepreneurs with vetted deals

Deal Types

SMB acquisitions

Mix of industries: trades, manufacturing, distribution, SaaS, managed services

Self-funded searchers, independent sponsors, employee buy-outs


Listed once under-contract, typically 60-90 days to fund and close

Target raise typically 5-40% of total deal costs

$25K - $500K minimum investment


Actively operated by entrepreneur

Targeting 25% IRR or higher

Invested capital typically returned within 5 years

Cash flow and/or value appreciation strategies

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All investors on Mainshares need to be accredited investors.

Provide your investment criteria

Get matched with deals that are the best fit by providing your investment criteria and expertise.

Access vetted deals

Invest deal-by-deal from a wide range of high quality SMBs and operators.

SMB Investment Potential

With a comprehensive investor platform, Mainshares provides an investment grade experience for the previously untapped asset class of SMB acquisitions.

Estimated 1.2M baby boomer-owned SMBs reaching retirement, many without succession plans.

Institutional investors often overlook these opportunities due to their smaller scale, leading to a notable investment gap.

Increasing interest from skilled professionals in acquiring SMBs.

Long-standing, profitable businesses ideal for implementing more efficient business practices.

Targeting return profiles above 25% IRR's based on historical conservative weighted average.

Accredited Investors only.

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