We strive to be a true resource for management teams by providing more than just capital to accomplish our shared goals.

The best source of knowledge is experience.

Founded in Minneapolis in 1989 by Mike Goldner, Van Zandt Hawn, Tim Johnson and Jack Morrison, Goldner Hawn is one of the longest standing private equity investment firms in the Midwest. Over the years, we have built and sustained a reputation for high integrity and straight forward dealings, reflecting the values that have been ingrained in the culture of the firm. Since our founding, our focus has remained consistent: partner with business owners and management teams to drive and sustain growth.

Partnership-driven results.

We draw on our experience and the experience of management to develop a shared vision and build long-term value together. We work diligently at the outset of an investment to understand what the company needs to achieve its goals, and then we collectively devise the right transaction structure and strategies to best position the company for success.

A time-tested strategy.

Our focus and approach has guided us across seven funds since our founding. It is our belief that hard work and integrity — acting as trustworthy partners to all parties — has allowed us to achieve success over our several-decade history. We will continue to follow this guide in the decades to come.