The Firm

As a firm, we seek to build category-leading companies. We work together to create long-term value for the companies we invest in, our investors and the communities we serve.

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

We acquire and transform companies by improving management, strategy, marketing, customer understanding, distribution and technology.

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Long-Term Approach

We work strategically to implement and fine-tune the systems and processes that allow our companies to perform at ever-increasing levels of excellence and efficiency. We nurture management teams, and grow our companies into new markets, creating greater value over time.

Value Focused

Innovation, operational excellence, and an entrepreneurial mindset are at the core of what we do. We work together to foster an atmosphere of continuous process improvement and invest our capital, resources, and people to help drive growth.

Positive Impact

The thoughtful management of ESG issues have always been important to us. By promoting sustainability, prioritizing our people, and practicing good governance, we are able to have a positive impact on our investors, companies and our communities.

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STRATEGY

BUY, BUILD & SCALE

ENTERPRISE VALUE

$10M-$50M

EBITDA

$2M-$4M

ANNUAL REVENUE

$5M-$30M

MRR CHURN

< 20%

GEOGRAPHY

USA
EMEA

SECTOR FOCUS

BUSINESS
SERVICES

Special
Distribution

Information
Technology

VALUE-ADDED
MANUFACTURING

HealthCare

STRATEGY

BUY, BUILD & SCALE

ENTERPRISE VALUE

$10M-$50M

EBITDA

$2M-$4M

ANNUAL REVENUE

$5M-$30M

MRR CHURN

< 20%

GEOGRAPHY

USA EMEA

SECTOR FOCUS

BUSINESS SERVICES

Special Distribution

Information Technology

VALUE-ADDED MANUFACTURING

Health Care

Investment
Criteria

$8-$200M

Enterprise Value

$5-$250M

Annual Revenue

$2-$20M

EBITDA

116

countries,
4 continents,
target geography

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Investment Strategy

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Geography

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Industry Focus

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

$8-$200M

Enterprise Value

$5-$250M

Annual Revenue

$2-$20M

EBITDA

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Investment Strategy

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Geography

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Industry sectors

Broad experience across industries

Industry Focus

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Ledlenser, Garz & Fricke, LIFTKET, Kappa optronics, d & B audio

We invest regardless of the sector because we believe that in most sectors and companies, with the right team, potentials for increasing value can be developed and leveraged.

The know-how of our team is diverse and in most industries we can fall back on experts through our network.

Geography

Investment Strategy

Industry Focus

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NETWORK TO ATTRACT
FIRST CLASS TALENT
ENHANCE OUR CAPITAL
STRUCTURE TO MITIGATE
OPERATING RISK
CULTIVATE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
THAT CREATE VALUE & DRAW DIVERSE
RESOURCES TOGETHER
COMMITTED
OPERATIONAL
INVOLVEMENT
How We Create Value
In Our Companies

By fostering sustainability, inspiring our people, and exercising good governance, we are able to improve our companies’ impact on our communities.

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Our
Insights

Our most recent thoughts on the issues that matter most in business and management. You can view our strategic insights; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.

Perspective
Coronavirus: Prospering through the Crisis: How organizations can respond.
November 11, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Perspective
To sell or not to sell: Selling your Business in the COVID era.
August 28, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Perspective
Organizational Structure: Rethinking and Rebuilding yours.
October 11, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Emerging tech trends shaping The future of business
September 05, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Business Process Automation: Trends 2021
October 30, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.
Industry Insights
Technology: Major global challenges Technology can solve
October 30, 2020
In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

Refinitiv

In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

Gates

In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

Merlin Entertainments

In 2018, private equity funds managed by Blackstone – together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC – acquired a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business, now known as Refinitiv. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.