About

Building Best in Class Companies in Partnership with Management Teams

Tamarix Equity Partners is a private equity firm founded by seasoned professionals with over 30 years of investment experience. Having invested over $1 billion in more than 80 companies, we assist management in growing their business and enhancing value.

Reputation & Network

We have global experience and deep domain expertise in four complementary industry sectors. Our activities are focused on:

  • Niche manufacturing
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Business services
  • Consumer products

The Tamarix Opportunity

We invest in a wide variety of transactions in partnership with management teams, aimed at securing:

  • Entrepreneur or family succession
  • Recapitalizations or growth capital
  • Independent sponsor led buyouts
  • Management buyouts

The Tamarix Advantage

Collaborative Approach

We have over 30 years of experience working with lower-middle market companies in North America and internationally. Management is always at the helm, but our counsel has proven to help companies find the best path forward. Our expertise extends across multiple business cycles working with companies through various stages of growth.

Long Term Perspective

We approach all investments as long-term investors. We have learned over the years that such an approach to investing will align our interests with those of the management team and ensure the highest probability of a smooth and successful exit.

Value Creation

The value to our partners comes through a thoughtful combination of operational perspective, mergers and acquisition experience, financial acumen, and years of disciplined and repeatable execution.

Investment Strategy

We look to invest in companies at an inflection point in their growth. We partner with management to generate long term and sustainable returns for all stakeholders.

Investment type

No one solution is appropriate for every company. We have the flexibility to select the right strategy for every investment:

  • Control buyout
  • Non-control position to help with a recapitalization or growth equity investment
  • Backing operating partners or fundless sponsors looking to acquire a business

Company profile

We focus on growth-oriented companies with the following profile:

  • Geographical focus: North America
  • Target revenue: $10 million to $120 million
  • Target EBITDA: $3 million to $12 million

Sector focus

We have a broad investment mandate with a focus on sectors where we have significant prior experience, success, and network:

  • Niche manufacturing: specialty products, aerospace, packaging, specialty chemicals, plastics, healthcare, outsourced manufacturing
  • Logistics and distribution: value-added distribution
  • Business services: business processes, outsourced services
  • Consumer products: niche consumer products

Company characteristics

We look for companies that have the following characteristics:

  • Large addressable market
  • Strong management team
  • Recurring revenue
  • Low capital requirement
  • High barriers to entry
  • High customer stickiness
  • High switching costs
  • Market affords significant growth potential

Team

Board of Business Executives

Sarah Foley

Partner, SWAT Equity Partners

Jeff Zacharia

President & CEO of Zachys Wine

Mitchell Kaneff

Chairman & CEO, Arkay Packaging

Jason Sippey

Managing Partner and Founder of Logic Capital Partners

Michael A. Granuzzo

Founder, Caddie Master Enterprises

David Steinhardt

Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Wooster Capital

Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan, Ph. D.

Board Member, Former CEO of Bell and Howell LLC

Portfolio

We invest in growth companies with a long-term investment horizon. This aligns Tamarix with the interests of founders and management teams. We believe in a partnership model and work closely with the teams to support their growth objectives.

Catalogue Brands (Catalogue) is a platform company focused on building scalable, magnetic brands that elevate the everyday. The company operates four brands within the Washington, D.C. metro area: Ted’s Bulletin (flagship brand), Federalist Pig, Sidekick Bakery, and Ensemble. Each is a local favorite defined by its own unique character and dedicated following. Catalogue will be launching a new brand, Honeymoon, a fast-casual fried chicken concept in 2022.

Industry: Restaurant Operations

Website: https://www.tedsbulletin.com/ & https://www.federalistpig.com/

https://www.ensemble.co/ & https://www.sidekickbakery.com/

FoodPrep Solutions (FPS) is a leading cutlery exchange and kitchen equipment sales and services company. FPS’ cutlery exchange service provides full sets of sharpened knives to restaurants, grocery stores, and other foodservice providers which are swapped out on a weekly basis. In addition to knife sharpening, FPS offers its customers a full range of food equipment and other services.

Industry: Business Services

Website:
https://www.food-prep.com/

Playa Bowls (Playa) is a fast-casual food franchisor that provides healthy acai, pitaya, coconut, and fruit bowls, as well as smoothies. Playa operates both corporate and franchisee stores across the east coast, with primary operations in the northeast as well as Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.

Industry: Food Franchisor Management

Website: https://www.playabowls.com/

Rohrer is a manufacturer of non-invasive, energy-based devices sold to medical providers including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medspas. Rohrer’s products provide a full range of procedures such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, as well as acne and wrinkle reduction.

Industry: Medical devices

Website: 
https://www.rohreraesthetics.com/

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Contact

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New York, NY 10022

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