Investment Firms

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Investment Firms Using Management Consultants - Part 1

Ten private equity/venture capital firms that have used management consultants are High Alpha, TPG Capital, The Carlyle Group, Leeds Equity Partners, KKR, Gryphon Investors, Bain Capital Ventures, Five Arrows Capital Partners, Serent Capital, and Ares.

High Alpha

  • High Alpha is a venture capital firm focused on developing next-generation enterprise cloud companies by mixing company creation with venture funding.
  • High Alpha worked with Appirio, a management consulting company focused on the creation of next-generation worker and customer experiences, to build a new portfolio company.
  • High Alpha is located at 55 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 US. The telephone number listed is (317) 331-0365, and the email address is info@highalpha.com. The website link can be accessed here.

TPG Capital

  • TPG Capital operates a global alternative investment platform that encompasses private equity, private credit, real estate, and public equity. While private equity continues to be TPG’s largest asset class, representing approximately 80% of AUM, its development of complementary investing businesses allows a further extension of its capability set. Their headquarters is in Forth Worth, Texas.
  • TPG Capital worked with Simon-Kucher Partners.
  • TPG Capital's email is inquiries@tpg.com and its contact number is +1 (817) 871-4000. The website link is here.

The Carlyle Group

Leeds Equity Partners

KKR

Gryphon Investors

  • Gryphon Investors is a middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco. It focuses on leveraged acquisitions of, as well as growth investments in, middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management.
  • Gryphon Investors has worked with ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
  • It is located at One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94111. The phone number is 415-217-7400, and the email address is info@gryphoninvestors.com. The website link is here.

Bain Capital Ventures

Five Arrows Capital Partners

Serent Capital

  • Serent Capital is a private equity firm based in San Francisco, California. The company is focused on investing in high growth service and technology businesses.
  • Serent Capital has worked with Eca Partners.
  • Serent Capital's company address is 3 Embarcadero Center #410, San Francisco, CA 94111. Its email address is info@serentcapital.com. The phone number is (415)343-1050.

Ares

Research Strategy:

To determine 10 private equity firms that have used management consultants to help with their portfolio companies, we searched for press releases, consulting articles, and management consultancy case studies. We also looked for list of clients of management consultancy firms and we checked if their clients are private equity and venture capital firms in the US.

To summarize, we have provided 10 private equity/venture capital firms and we have also provided their contact information in the key findings section.
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Investment Firms Using Management Consultants - Part 2

Ten additional private equity or venture capital firms identified in this research are: Centre Lane Partners, Charlesbank Capital Partners, Black Diamond Capital Management, SK Capital Partners, Kohlberg & Company, AEA Investors, Wellspring Capital Management, iGroup Plc, Apax Partners and Cerberus Capital Management.

About the First Management Consultancy: Maine Pointe

Centre Lane Partners LLC

  • This is a venture capital & private equity based out of New York.
  • It is a private investment firm focused on making credit and equity, control and non-control investments in North American middle market companies. They target companies with revenues between $20 million and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches.
  • Management consultancy partner: Maine Pointe
  • Address: One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1250 New York, NY 10165
  • Email: info@centrelanepartners.com
  • Telephone: (646) 843-0710

Charlesbank Capital Partners


Black Diamond Capital Management

  • This company is based out of Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Black Diamond has over 90 employees, including more than 30 investment professionals, servicing all of its platforms from its three offices globally. It is a privately held firm with private equity services such as mergers & acquisitions, cross border transactions, business turnarounds, carve out transactions, management buyouts and strategic partnering.
  • Management Consultancy partner: Maine Pointe
  • Address: One Sound Shore Drive, Suite 200 Greenwich, CT 06830
  • Email: Most used email format is first_initial last@bdcm.com being used 92.9% of the time.
  • Contact: Sam Farahnak Director - Private Equity
  • Email: sfarahnak@bdcm.com

SK Capital Partners

  • SK Capital Partners is based out of New York, NY
  • It is a private equity firm with focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. Its integrated, multi-disciplinary team employs its industry, operating and investment experience to change businesses into higher performing organizations.
  • Management Consultancy partner: Maine Pointe
  • Address: New York 430 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022
  • Telephone: (212) 826-2700 and (646) 217-3691
  • Contact: Jared Kramer - Vice President
  • Email: jared@skcapitalpartners.com
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Kohlberg & Company


AEA Investors LP

  • AEA Investors LP is based out of New York City, New York
  • The company is considered a pioneer in the private equity industry with an incomparable global network of business leaders, investors, and sector-focused investment professionals. It is a leading global private investment firm with assets valued about $10 billion under management that are focused on private equity and debt investments in the middle market.
  • Management consultancy partner: Maine Pointe
  • Address: 666 Fifth Avenue, 36th FL, New York, NY 10103
  • Telephone: +1 (212) 644-5900
  • Fax: +1 (212) 888-1459
  • Email: info@aeainvestors.com

Wellspring Capital Management

  • This is a venture capital & private equity firm based out of New York, New York.
  • The company was founded in 1995, as a middle-market private equity firm with approximately $2 billion of private equity capital under management. The firm’s objective is "to bring partnership, experience and value creation to each investment."
  • Management Consultancy partner: Maine Pointe
  • Address: Wellspring Capital Management, 605 Third Avenue, 44 Floor New York, NY 10158
  • Email: info@wellspringcapital.com
  • Telephone: 212.318.9800

About the Second Management Consultancy: Simon-Kucher & Partners

3i Group Plc

  • 3i Group plc is located in New York, USA
  • It is a leading international investment company with two complementary businesses, Private Equity and Infrastructure. It specializes in fundamental investment markets in northern Europe and North America. The company supports entrepreneurs and management teams of mid-market businesses in Europe and North America.
  • Management Consultancy partner: Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Address: 400 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017, US
  • Email: kathryn.vanderkroft@3i.com and imogen.harvey@3i.com
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7975 3021 and +44 (0)20 7975 3027

Apax Partners


Cerberus Capital Management

  • This company is based out of New York
  • It was founded in 1992 and is a global leader in alternative investing. It has approximately $42 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies.
  • Management Consultancy partner : Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Address: 875 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
  • Telephone: +1-212-891-2100
  • Email: media@cerberus.com, Investor-Relations@cerberus.com and info@cerberus.com
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Investment Firms Using Management Consultants - Part 3

Private equity and venture capital firms that are using management consultants include Bridgepoint, Blackstone, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, the Inter-American Development Bank, Cinven, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, CVC Capital Partners, HG Capital, and Inflexion. Further details and contact information on each firm are outlined below.

Bridgepoint

Blackstone

Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)

Thomas H. Lee Partners

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

  • The IDB Group does not directly invest private equity, but does control a multilateral investment fund and IDB Invest which both invest in private businesses. IDB Group focuses on investing in "microfinance institutions that in turn, provide assistance to micro and small businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean."
  • IDB has utilized the strategic management services of Axea Group.
  • IDB Group's headquarters are located at the following: 1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20577, USA.
  • The investment group's phone number is (202) 623-1000.
  • The group does not provide a public email address for contact and instead routes all correspondence through online forms.

Cinven

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

  • The firm is a private equity manager based out of New York. It generally targets for investment the consumer/retail, healthcare, industrial, and services segments.
  • The investing firm has utilized Simon Kucher and Partners as management advisers.
  • Its headquarters is located at: 375 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10152 USA.
  • The phone number for Clayton Dubilier & Rice is 212 407 5200.
  • The firm does not provide public email addresses for contact.

CVC Capital Partners

  • CVC is a private equity firm that has committed $129 billion in investments. The firm currently manages $58.7 billion of assets.
  • The investing firm has utilized Simon Kucher and Partners as management consultants.
  • The firm has two locations in New York, one of which is found at: 712 Fifth Avenue, 43rd Floor, NY 10019, New York
  • It can be contacted via telephone at +1 212 265 6222.
  • CVC only provides public relations and marketing email addresses. Their US contact is Alex Stanton (cvc@stantonprm.com). All other contact is routed through online forms.

HG Capital

Inflexion

Sources
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From Part 01
Quotes
  • "High Alpha and Appirio have already begun working together to build one of High Alpha’s newest portfolio companies, which will be announced later this year. The unlaunched enterprise cloud company will be utilizing the Topcoder platform to build the initial minimum viable product (MVP)."
From Part 02
Quotes
  • "Centre Lane Partners is a private investment firm focused on making credit and equity, control and non-control, investments in North American middle market companies."
  • "Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches."
  • "We seek to invest $5 to $250 million per transaction. Industries targeted for investment are diverse."
Quotes
  • "Charlesbank Capital Partners is a Boston- and New York-based middle market private equity firm with a long track record of strong investment returns. For many years, we managed an investment portfolio solely for the Harvard University endowment, before establishing Charlesbank as an independent firm in 1998. We raised our ninth flagship fund in 2017 with $2.75 billion in committed capital and our inaugural credit opportunities fund the same year with $200 million in LP commitments."
  • "Charlesbank’s principals have a long history of working together, a deep specialization in the middle market and a record of solid returns over multiple business cycles. We bring a flexible approach to the structure of each portfolio company investment and are comfortable working in scenarios that are complex or difficult to underwrite. We typically invest in companies with enterprise values of $150 million to $1.5 billion."
From Part 03