We partner with exceptional leadership teams creating world-class customer experiences.

We Are Growth Investors

We invest to accelerate the growth of consumer and business services companies with proven and differentiated business characteristics

We Are Relationship Driven

We value long-term relationships and partner as collaborators to provide the support and advice you need to build your team and grow your business

We Believe in Category Leadership

We help create category authorities through the development of revenue streams and the expansion of distribution alternatives

Brentwood understands where they add value, and where our leadership team adds value. They support the decisions we’re uniquely qualified to make, and it leads to a very constructive partnership.

Chris Simms Founder & CEO

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Brentwood Associates Announces Successful Closing of Opportunities Fund

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Brentwood Associates Invests in Watermill Express

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