Client Portfolio: Private Equity

“In our portfolio companies, many of which are multibillion-dollar revenue companies, what matters is having:

  1. The right strategy in the right market,
  2. An A management team, and
  3. Financial Discipline.

The difference between an A and B CEO produces an order of magnitude difference in the return.”

– Steve Schwartzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, Reflecting on a conversation between himself and David Bonderman, Founding Partner of TPG

Approximately 80% of NorthWind’s clients are private equity controlled investments. For the past fifteen years, we have acted as the trusted advisor to well-regarded sponsors that leverage our ability to smartly orchestrate and maintain constant alignment between investor and investment while building, enhancing, or replacing roles critical to value creation.

Select private equity partnerships frequently develop into deeply entrenched relationships that extend beyond formal engagements. Our expertise allows us to assist clients with pre-bid intel (CIMs come to the firm regularly) and extending appropriate or requested introductions to a dynamic network of deal-proven leaders who periodically develop deal thesis and act as bid guides and situational or operational advisors.

We continuously evaluate connections with new sponsors to better understand sourcing efforts and investment parameters and see whether it may be mutually beneficial to serve, either now or in the future, as an additional leverage point for those sponsors in the market.

Client List


Altamont Capital Partners

San Francisco, CA


Alvarez and Marsal Capital Partners

Greenwich, CT


Arlington Capital Partners

Maryland


Behrman Capital

New York


Capital Southwest (CSWC)

Dallas, TX


Centre Lane Partners

New York, NY


Charlesbank Capital Partners

Boston, MA


JF Lehman and Company

New York


Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Beverly Hills, CA


Lindsay Goldberg

New York


Parthenon Capital Partners

Boston, MA


Providence Equity

New York


RAF Industries INC

Jenkintown, PA


Snow Phipps

New York


Veritas Capital

New York

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