About Centre

Centre Partners, founded in 1986, is a longstanding and leading middle market private equity firm. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, we specialize in making control investments in North American based businesses primarily in the consumer and healthcare industries. We seek to partner with experienced management teams who are passionate about their businesses, have meaningful economic stakes in their companies, are looking for more than capital from a financial partner and with whom we share a common vision for future growth.  We leverage our long-standing relationships, industry expertise and Value Creation Platform, including an extended network of experienced and proven operating executives, to develop exclusive deal flow, enhance our transaction review process, and add value throughout the lives of our investments. Our culture is built upon collaboration and integrity and we have earned a reputation as a trusted partner for management teams.

Experienced Team & Collaborative Culture

We have a deep and experienced team of 15 investment professionals who seek to maintain the highest level of ethical standards in their personal and business activities. Our Partners have been with Centre for an average of 21 years. Our team is supported by over 45 Centre Operating Partners.  Collectively, we possess significant industry knowledge, investment experience, operational expertise, and long-standing relationships in the consumer and healthcare sectors. We are dedicated to creating long term relationships and partnerships with the management teams who run our portfolio companies through collaboration, integrity, respect, and hard work.

Extensive Operational Resources

Centre’s Value Creation Platform has two principal tools – our own financial, investing and business experience, and our Centre Operating Partners. We leverage our substantial investing experience in our targeted industries, with the industry knowledge, operational expertise and relationships of our Centre Operating Partners, to bring significant value to our portfolio companies. Our Centre Operating Partners play a key role in identifying and evaluating investment opportunities and are available to our management teams to support their activities.

Preeminent Middle Market Firm

We have a 30 plus year track record of investing in and growing middle market businesses. Our experience, culture, reputation, expertise and resources make us an ideal partner for management teams. Our extensive network of relationships with transaction intermediaries formed over more than two decades results in robust transaction flow in our areas of focus. Since our inception, we have invested in excess of $2 billion in over 80 companies across various market cycles.