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 six complementary industry sectors. Our activities are focused on:
- Niche manufacturing
- Logistics and distribution
- Business services
- Consumer products
- Food and beverage
The Tamarix Opportunity
We invest in a wide variety of transactions in partnership with management teams, aimed at securing:
- Entrepreneur or family succession
- Management buyouts
- Recapitalizations or growth capital
- Independent sponsor led buyouts
The Tamarix Advantage
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
- Food and beverage: packaged goods
- Franchisors: multi-unit franchise models
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
Board of Business Executives
Partner, SWAT Equity Partners
President & CEO of Zachys Wine
Chairman & CEO, Arkay Packaging
Managing Partner and Founder of Logic Capital Partners
Partner, PFMW and SKMW
Michael A. Granuzzo
Founder, Caddie Master Enterprises
Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Wooster Capital
Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan, Ph.D.
Board Member, Former CEO of Bell and Howell LLC
Board Member, Former CEO of AlixPartners
Regynald G. Washington
Trustee, Culinary Institute of America
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.
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Industry: Restaurant Operations
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
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
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
Tamarix Equity Partners L.P. and Chartwell Investments Entrepreneur & Founder Capital Form Blue Ocean Aesthetics Holdings and Lead Recapitalization of Rohrer Aesthetics
New York, N.Y. (April 25, 2022) – Tamarix Equity Partners L.P. (Tamarix), in partnership with Chartwell Investments Entrepreneur & Founder Capital (Chief Capital), announced today
See how private equity firms and independent sponsors are working together to close deals and build relationships with founder or family-owned businesses. Mark Hauser, Founder
Tamarix Equity Partners acquired a majority interest in Rohrer Aesthetics, an Alabama based family-owned manufacturer of devices sold to the aesthetic market. Tamarix to partner
Tamarix Equity Partners, a growth-oriented private equity fund, and Pacific General Holdings, a private investment firm with cross border orientation, have made a strategic investment in Playa
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