We are an operationally focused private equity firm
that leads control-oriented investments in lower middle-market private companies with annual revenues generally between $20 million and $100 million and EBITDA generally between $3 million and $9 million. We invest in three specific sectors: Consumer Products, Niche Manufacturing and Specialty Business Services.
Our Mission – Investing in people and the business process. We unlock value for our portfolio companies through Management Partnership, building upon a company’s Competitive Advantage, and executing on a well-developed growth plan for Strategic Value Creation.
Our Core Principles guide all phases of our investment process, from the moment we begin evaluating an investment opportunity, through our ownership/partnership period with our management teams, and culminating with our exit strategy:
We use our time-tested processes and methods to support our portfolio companies, developing plans of action with a clear vision to execute both tactically and strategically.
We are determined, relentless, and committed to finding and executing on strategies that produce positive outcomes.
If an approach is not working, we find alternative solutions. Our collective experience and creativity allow us to see problems, opportunities and solutions from every angle.
We are a hands-on partner and empower others to develop, grow and contribute to our shared success.
We hold ourselves accountable as much as we hold others. We wouldn’t ask a management team to do anything we wouldn’t do ourselves.
It is the journey as much as the destination. We recognize the time needed to germinate planted seeds, but can act decisively and opportunistically when appropriate.
Long and proven track record of building high performing businesses, focused on revenue growth, product capabilities and operational excellence, and generating sustainable value creation and attractive shareholder returns.
We outwork many of our peers. We work hard and smart, which unlocks incremental value beyond what a portfolio company management team can do on its own.
We fully understand what it is like to be the owner/CEO of a family run (or closely held) business and would never ask a CEO to do anything we have not, or would not, do ourselves.
We have the playbook, tool box and proven lower middle-market experience to guide and govern a business from being a family run (closely held) business to a much stronger, more diversified and higher growth middle-market enterprise.
Simple as it is, but uncommon for some in the M&A community, we strive to always do what we say.
We are highly responsive and can close deals faster than most of our peers, while still doing all the work and without cutting corners.
We have a very strong and broad base of blue-chip Limited Partner investors in our Funds.
Extensive network of executive level professionals, board level operators and personal contacts uncommon for private equity funds our size, which helps unlock opportunities and create incremental value.
Guardian Capital Partners Management is a Pennsylvania-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. This website is presented for informational purposes and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy interests in a fund or investment vehicle (a “fund”) managed by Guardian Capital Partners (“GCP”). An investment in a fund is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. An offering of interests in a fund will be made only by means of a confidential private offering memorandum and only to qualified investors in jurisdictions where permitted by law.