Our investment philosophy takes a disciplined approach to creating growth

Category Authorities

We partner with companies that are synonymous with excellence in their categories, and have highly loyal customers as a result

Focus on Growth

Our efforts are focused on helping extraordinary companies achieve their potential through sustainable, long-term growth

Value Added Partners

We have dedicated almost 45 years to helping our companies navigate an increasingly complex and data rich competitive environment

We look to invest in proven and differentiated businesses with the following characteristics:

  • “Category Authorities” – Companies offering differentiated product or service propositions with high customer loyalty
  • Multiple avenues for growth, especially via the optimization of marketing and distribution
  • Strong, motivated company cultures

We partner with businesses to help drive rapid growth through a variety of transaction structures, including:

  • Management buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Majority or significant minority ownership stakes

Our primary areas of interest include:

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