About Us

We are a private equity firm that has been successfully investing in and building businesses with our management team partners since 1991.  We have completed over 165 transactions representing $16.6 billion in gross transaction value.

OUR MISSION:  Create substantial value for all of our stakeholders by investing in leading middle market companies and building them into substantially stronger, faster-growing businesses.  
 

HOW WE WORK:  We form collaborative, long-term partnerships with management teams to execute a shared investment thesis.  Together, we identify and execute growth and strategic initiatives that accelerate growth, make the businesses fundamentally better and lead to substantial value creation.

 

Our Core Values

Our History

We have been working with and investing alongside exceptional management teams to build strong companies for 28 years. The firm is led by its three Managing Partners and co-founders, William Macey, Douglas Newhouse and Charles Santoro, who have directed the investment program since its inception.  The senior management team has grown over time to include Partner Michael Barr.  

Our investment professionals collectively have over 125 years of private equity investment experience and are significant investors in all of our funds.  Today, the firm has 14 employees located in Westport, Connecticut who partner closely with our management teams and approximately 12,500 portfolio company employees throughout the United States who are all an important part of our value creation process.  We are actively seeking investment opportunities for Fund III which was raised in 2014.