Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1972, Brentwood is investing out of its ninth private equity fund and has assets under management of over $650 million. With significant experience in both investing and operations, Brentwood is a value-add partner with entrepreneurs and executives building world-class companies.


We target investments in middle-market, consumer-related businesses operating in attractive growth sectors. Our primary areas of interest include:

    • Active lifestyle brands
    • Business services
    • Consumer products/services
    • Direct marketing
    • Education
    • Food and beverage
    • Health and wellness
    • Marketing services
    • Restaurants
    • Specialty media
    • Specialty retail
    • Value-added distribution

Brentwood maintains a focus on the acceleration of growth as the primary driver of its investment strategy. We have successfully invested in a variety of growth transactions including recapitalizations, management buyouts and growth equity investments. As each transaction is unique, we tailor our investment structure to suit the specific growth needs and long-term objectives of each portfolio company. We believe our flexibility and long-term focus make Brentwood an ideal partner for management.