ClearLight Partners has $600 million of committed capital and the extensive real-world operating and financial experience needed to be genuinely helpful to the managers of established, profitable growth businesses--and help them navigate through their next phase. We've helped companies expand geographically, win new customers, focus product development efforts, fill key management vacancies, complete acquisitions, and of course raise capital.
Timeliness of Execution
ClearLight does not have a bureaucratic approval process; instead the personnel required to approve investments work together closely throughout the investment evaluation process. This approach allows us to respond to opportunities quickly.
Proven Closing Capability
ClearLight has the expertise and resources to close transactions. Its principals have been continually investing in more than two dozen companies since the 1980s.
Our unique funding means that we have wide latitude in the size, type and structure of our investments. This flexibility provides us the agility to solve our partner's needs in ways that serve our common goal - meeting the needs of the business, not just our own. We have managed and invested in a wide variety of sectors including: business services, consumer, education and training, health care, industrial and financial services businesses.
Collaborative and Preferred By Management Teams
Having a single limited partner that is also a blue-chip operating company with a long-range investment philosophy affords us a long-range view - we pursue five to seven year partnerships with growing companies. This allows our management partners to work with us to build fundamental value in their companies and drive growth, rather than working through a series of distracting sale processes. The strong partnerships we form, combined with our patient approach, ensure the time to exit is determined jointly by the CEO and the ClearLight team. Our goal is to identify great businesses and partner with them to help realize their greatest potential on their time schedule.
Experience Without Arrogance
ClearLight is a tightly knit group of experts with the knowledge and confidence to help build and grow companies within our areas of experience. We are professionals sophisticated in financial markets, legal matters and operating best practices. Together, we strive to bring our diverse skill sets to the table to solve problems with you rather than by issuing directives.
We are a small family of private businesses. Ours is a culture of encouragement and support. When we partner with a company it is ultimately because we have faith in both the business and the management team in place. We do not dictate strategy or focus solely on financial results. Our ability to take a long-term view leads to alignment with you on investments in senior talent, acquisitions, and growth initiatives. We join the boards of our partner companies and offer our active help in reaching their goals.
Our CEO partners have the advantage of working with a team that has lived what they are going through. As CEOs, CFOs, and corporate development executives we have made dozens of acquisitions -and managed the integration of these acquisitions. We have taken companies public and private, and can help you find the best path for transition to the next generation of leadership. We too, have had the challenge of building teams, achieving budgets and introducing new product offerings ourselves, and as a result understand the nature of your challenges.