Blue Wolf Capital Partners – Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that seeks to create and increase value in middle market companies. Blue Wolf often invests when it can address financial or operational distress, or constructively resolve issues arising from corporate governance or relations with government entities or labor unions. Recent Blue Wolf investments include American Builders Supply, the largest independent supplier of doors, windows and trusses to homebuilders in Florida; Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC, the largest independent pharmacy benefits consulting firm in the U.S.; Channel Technologies Group, LLC, a vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of piezo-electric ceramics, transducers and complex systems and services; and Gloucester Engineering, a leading provider of equipment for the plastics extrusion and converting industry.
Colony Capital, LLC – Founded in 1991 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Barrack Jr., Colony Capital is a private, international investment firm focusing primarily on debt and equity investments in real estate-related assets and operating companies. The firm is opportunistic in its investment approach and has invested more than $45 billion in more than 14,000 assets through various corporate, portfolio and complex property transactions. Colony is headquartered in Los Angeles, with 11 offices around the world.
Conduit Capital Partners – Conduit Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm focused exclusively on infrastructure investment and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through its management of the Latin Power Funds, Conduit has made investments in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Jamaica, Honduras and Guatemala. Founded in 1993, Latin Power I was the first private equity fund exclusively dedicated to infrastructure investments. Conduit is presently investing its $393 million Latin Power III fund.
Gryphon Investors – Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors focuses on leveraged acquisitions of and growth investments in middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. Having managed more than $1 billion of discretionary equity capital, Gryphon has an extensive track record of investing $25 million to $75 million of its own capital in companies with sales ranging from $25 million to $250 million.
Harvest Partners – Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is a New York-based private equity investment firm that specializes in leveraged buyouts and growth financings in the general industrial, business services, and consumer/retail sectors. For more than 25 years, Harvest Partners has worked with select middle-market companies to create value through capital investment, operational improvements, geographic expansion or strategic repositioning.
Loughlin Management Partners + Company – LM+Co, founded in 2002, is one of the top restructuring and bankruptcy advisory firms in the United States. The firm represents stakeholders in distressed situations – including lending institutions, corporations and private equity sponsors – on operational and financial restructuring matters and also works with corporate managements to execute successful restructuring programs. The firm's recent engagements include large, complex matters such as: Dan River, Delphi, HealthSouth, Interim HealthCare, Kmart, Krispy Kreme, USGen New England, and Werner Ladder.
Meruelo Maddux Properties - Meruelo Maddux Properties is a self-managed, full-service real estate company that develops, redevelops and owns commercial and residential properties in downtown Los Angeles and other densely populated urban areas in California that are undergoing demographic or economic changes. Meruelo Maddux Properties is committed to socially responsible investment. Through its predecessor business, Meruelo Maddux Properties has been investing in urban real estate since 1972.
MTS Health Partners, L.P. – MTS Health Partners, L.P. is one of the preeminent healthcare merchant banks, providing strategic advisory and capital raising services as well as private equity capital to companies in the global healthcare industry. Its private equity investing arm, MTS Health Investors, LLC, makes equity investments in operating companies within services sectors of the healthcare industry.
Pharos Capital Group, LLC – Based in Dallas and Nashville, Pharos has approximately $600 million in capital under management through three private equity funds. Pharos' latest partnership is a $400 million fund focused on providing later stage equity funding for internal growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts or recapitalizations across industry sectors, with particular focus on healthcare, business services and technology. Pharos is typically a lead investor, and targets undercapitalized businesses in underserved regions across the nation.
Rockpoint Group, LLC – Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. ("Rockpoint") is a global real estate investment management firm with primary offices in Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, London, and Tokyo. The Firm employs a fundamental value approach to investing and a maintains a hands-on focus on a key set of asset classes in select geographic regions, with a primary emphasis on opportunities in the United States. Since its inception in 2003, Rockpoint has sponsored six private investment funds and three co-investment vehicles with capital commitments of over $6 billion. The Firm's seven managing members have been working and investing together for between 12 and 17 years.
Rockwood Capital LLC – With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and White Plains, NY, Rockwood is a real estate investment firm that provides debt and equity capital combined with real estate expertise to select value-add office, residential, retail, hotel, and data center opportunities in key markets throughout the United States. Since 1980, Rockwood and its principals have invested on behalf of their investors over $4.5 billion of equity in over $10.3 billion of real estate through commingled funds, various special purpose partnerships, and separate accounts. Rockwood currently manages a portfolio of approximately $2.9 billion of equity invested in approximately $4.6 billion of real estate. Rockwood's investors include public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, institutions and high net worth individuals.
StepStone Group, LLC – StepStone Group LLC is a leading private equity firm that oversees more than US$40 billion of private equity allocations, including over US$7.5 billion of assets under management, through its global offices in New York, London, Beijing, and San Diego. StepStone creates customized portfolios for the world's most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates fund, secondary, mezzanine and co-investments. StepStone has deep global market coverage and a proprietary research based approach that optimizes exposure to top performing investment strategies, geographies and managers.
TPG – TPG is a leading global private investment firm with $54.7 billion of assets under management. The firm was founded in 1992 and is led by David Bonderman and Jim Coulter. TPG specializes in recognizing value and the potential for value. Its contrarian philosophy, global reach, deep investment and operational expertise set TPG apart. Through its investment platforms, TPG Capital, TPG Growth, TPG Biotech, TPG Opportunity Partners and TPG Speciality Lending, the firm has extensive experience with acquisitions, restructurings, growth investments, special situations/distressed investments and middle market lending throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The firm is headquartered in Fort Worth, with 17 offices in 11 countries around the world.
Trimaran Capital Partners – New York-based Trimaran Capital Partners is a leading middle-market private equity investor. Since 1995, the firm has invested $1.6 billion of equity in 59 portfolio companies in transactions totaling in excess of $10 billion.
Vestar Capital Partners – Vestar Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm with nearly 25 years of experience investing in middle-market companies, with $7 billion in assets currently under management. From its headquarters in New York, Vestar employs its value-oriented investment approach across a variety of industries in companies ranging in total enterprise value from $250 million to $3 billion and operates in five key industry sectors: consumer/services, diversified industries, healthcare, media/communication, and financial services. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams, family owners or corporations in a creative, flexible and entrepreneurial way to build long-term franchise and enterprise value. Since 1988, Vestar has completed more than 65 investments in companies with total enterprise value of over $30 billion.