In 1982, Capital Partners created an approach to private equity investing focused on partnership companies owned by families or where management has a meaningful stake.

Higher-equity, lower-debt approach

  • Capitalize our businesses typically 60%-80% equity and only 20-40% with outside debt financing
  • Lower-debt structure offers more flexible covenants and lower interest rates
  • Strong balance sheet provides management teams a strong base from which to execute a strategic growth plan with greater confidence and pursue add-on acquisitions

Long term investment horizon

  • Partner with business owners and management teams for longer-term value creation
  • Target investment period of five to ten years

Partnership and incentive alignment

  • We invest on the same terms as business owners and managers
  • Augment direct management ownership with equity incentives to provide opportunity to participate further in current income and capital appreciation to more deeply align interests

Current income in addition to longer-term equity gains

  • Allows for quarterly cash distributions to investors in addition to opportunity to participate in future equity gains
  • Current yield supports longer-term investment approach