Pfingsten Partners is an operationally oriented private-equity firm, which invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and specialty media businesses. The company provides capital and management resources necessary to unlock the long-term growth and profit potential of middle market companies. Pfingsten Partners also provides performance based cash or equity programs, which allow management to share in the future value of the company. The management team of each portfolio company is responsible for day-to-day operations and achieving strategic plan objectives. Pfingsten Partners was formed in 1989 to invest in middle market manufacturing, distribution and specialty media companies. The company maintains its headquarters in Deerfield, Ill.