Founded in 2006, Industrial Opportunity Partners was founded by a group of like-minded finance and operations executives who came together to build a private equity firm centered on a shared passion for the companies that are the backbone of the economy - middle-market manufacturing and distribution businesses. Within IOP, investing professionals, exclusive and full-time Operating Principals, partner with management at each platform company to create value throughout the investment period. The firm uses a collaborative model for investing in and working with companies to create value for all constituencies- employees, communities, and investors. The firm seeks to invest in privately held companies, corporate divestitures, and restructuring situations, and are open to any company in manufacturing or distribution, regardless of what they make or ship. It is based in Evanston, Illinois.