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.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. – is a private investment firm focused on special situations and private equity investments such as corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, buyouts, reorganizations, turnarounds and other equity investments. Clearlake currently manages approximately $1.4 billion of equity capital, and Clearlake’s founding principals have led over 50 investments totaling more than $3 billion of capital in sectors including business services and software, communication, consumer products/retail, defense/public safety, energy/power, healthcare, industrials, media, and technology.
Colony Capital, Inc. – Colony Capital, Inc. is a leading global real estate and investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California with 14 offices in 10 countries and more than 300 employees. Prior to its combination with Colony Financial, Inc. in 2015, Colony Capital, Inc. sponsored $25 billion of equity across a variety of distinct funds and investment vehicles that collectively invested over $63 billion of total capital. The Company targets attractive risk-adjusted investment returns and its portfolio is primarily composed of: (i) general partner interests in Company sponsored private equity funds and vehicles; (ii) real estate equity; and (iii) real estate and real estate-related debt. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
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.
Forum Partners Investment Management LLC – Forum Partners Investment Management LLC, along with its affiliates, is an independent global real estate investment management firm managing assets on behalf of institutional investors and family offices via funds and separate accounts. Through its expertise across debt and equity and public and private markets, Forum provides growth and restructuring capital to real estate operators and also invests directly at the property level. Forum sets out to achieve attractive medium/long-term returns for investors in an environment of contained risk with capital protection at its heart. Forum has offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney, Greenwich (Connecticut) and Santa Fe (New Mexico).
Gryphon Investors – Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors (www.gryphoninvestors.com) is a leading private equity (“PE”) firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. For numerous consecutive quarters and years, Gryphon has been ranked in Preqin’s prestigious quarterly PE report as one of North America’s top-decile firms based on consistency of strong investment returns. With approximately $1.5 billion of cumulative equity commitments, the firm has an extensive track record of leading equity investments of $25 to $150 million per portfolio company with sales ranging from approximately $50 to $500 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources and operational expertise.
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.
J.C. Flowers & Co. – J.C. Flowers & Co. is a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry. The firm has invested more than $14 billion of capital in 38 portfolio companies in 14 countries across a range of industry subsectors including banking, insurance and reinsurance, securities firms, specialty finance, and services and asset management. Founded in 1998 and led by J. Christopher Flowers – regarded as one of the industry’s preeminent investors and advisors with over three decades of experience – the firm has a track record of executing complex transactions across multiple economic cycles.
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 Capital Group is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Since inception, Pharos has invested in 46 companies and has managed over $1 billion of assets. Pharos typically invests $25-$50 million in rapidly growing middle market companies seeking later stage funding for internal growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, or recapitalizations across industry sectors, with particular focus on healthcare and business services.
Rockpoint Group, LLC – is a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Boston, with additional primary offices in Dallas and San Francisco. Rockpoint is led by Bill Walton and Keith Gelb, who are Managing Members and co-founders of Rockpoint and have been working and investing together for almost 21 years. Rockpoint’s additional Managing Members, who have been working together for almost 16 years, include Tom Gilbane and Aric Shalev. Since 1994, Rockpoint’s founding Managing Members with others have sponsored twelve commingled funds and related co-investment vehicles, raising approximately $17 billion in capital commitments and investing approximately $13 million of equity in over 360 transactions with a total capitalization of approximately $48 billion. Rockpoint employs a fundamental value approach to investing in both its opportunistic and lower-risk strategies and focuses on select product types and geographic regions, with a primary emphasis on opportunities in major coastal markets in the United States.
Rockwood Capital LLC – Rockwood Capital, LLC is a real estate investment management firm, founded in 1995 that provides equity capital combined with real estate operating expertise for repositioning, recapitalization, development and redevelopment of retail, hotel, residential, office and research and development space in key markets throughout the United States. Rockwood and its principals have invested on behalf of their clients approximately $19.5 billion of real estate through nine value-add vehicles and four separate accounts. Today, Rockwood is an 84 person real estate investment firm with offices in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Seoul, Korea that manages a portfolio of approximately $3.5 billion of net equity value in approximately $8.9 billion of gross real estate value. Rockwood’s investors include public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, fund of funds, high net worth individuals and family offices.
StepStone Group, LP – StepStoneGroup is a leading private markets firm that oversees US$70 billion of private capital allocations, including approximately US$12 billion of assets under management. StepStone creates customized and targeted portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that integrates primaries, secondaries, and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure, real assets and credit. It is a global firm with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, La Jolla, London, New York, Perth, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo.
TPG – TPG is a leading global private investment firm with $70 billion of assets under management. The firm was founded in 1992 and is led by David Bonderman and Jim Coulter. TPG is renowned for its contrarian philosophy, global reach, operational expertise and creative investment strategies. Through its diverse alternative asset platforms, including TPG Capital, TPG Growth, TPG Biotech, TPG Special Situations Partners and TPG Real Estate, 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. TPG is headquartered in Fort Worth, with 17 offices in 10 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.