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 Core Values

Our mission is to create significant value for all of our stakeholders by investing in and building strong, dynamic businesses. 

We seek to create a significant positive impact on the businesses we invest in by proactively driving growth and strategic initiatives, working in partnership with management. We continually strive to make our businesses fundamentally better through our involvement.

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.