Entries by Mark Gartner

ClearLight Partners Invests in ICS

NEWPORT BEACH, CA May 08, 2020 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made an investment in ICS, a provider of IT managed services, in partnership with ICS’ owner, Kevin Blake. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This Too Shall Pass: A Message of Hope to Business Owners from Private Equity

To date, Coronavirus has claimed over 95,000 lives globally across 209 countries, the Dow Jones has lost approximately 20% of its value from a peak in February1, businesses across all sectors have been forced to furlough and/or lay off employees and, in some cases, close, and most states have ordered residents to remain at home to slow the rate of infection.

ClearLight Partners Invests in Handel’s Ice Cream

NEWPORT BEACH, CA November 25, 2019 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made an investment in Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, a franchisor of premium ice cream scoop shops, in partnership with Handel’s owner Leonard Fisher. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Culture is a hot topic these days. By now, you’re probably familiar with Netflix’s famous 100+ slide deck outlining their corporate values and have enjoyed Simon Sinek’s highly viewed Ted Talk musings on how good leaders make people feel safe.