Investment Criteria

Investment Criteria

As both investor and strategic partner, DesignWorks Investments seeks situations where its capital, industry contacts, and business acumen can significantly impact a company's growth and profitability. We are focused on investing in and partnering with companies that have proprietary products and unique market positions – primarily in the gift and stationery, decorative home accents, candle, natural products, personal care, and publishing industries. We want to work with young companies that have been in operation for at least five years and have grown quickly, but now want to take their businesses to the next level.

Key criteria include:


$3 to $25 million


$500,000 to $3 million

Product Categories

Gift and stationery, home décor, candles, natural products, personal care, publishing

Niche Oriented

A focus on defined products or segments

Brand Recognition

Retailer recognized brands and packaging


Specialty and independent retailers


Owner/management involvement preferred

Operating History

Five years minimum

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