Entries by Mark Gartner

ClearLight Partners 2018 Year In Review

2018 was a strong year for ClearLight. We were fortunate to welcome several new executives to our management teams and to have two new platform investments as well as two exits. The first announced platform investment was Paul Fredrick, a designer and direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s apparel and related accessories. Paul Fredrick is led by […]

Eight Powerful Quotes For Business and Life

In 2006, I started a Word document to capture lessons learned from various mistakes and accomplishments I had experienced in the earlier years of my career. I did this to help me do less of what didn’t work and more of what did. Over time, this document took on a life of its own and slowly evolved into a place to store quotes that resonated with me personally and professionally. Now that I’m over a decade into the process of trying to download the wisdom of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and business minds, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes and reactions to them.

ClearLight Partners Successfully Exits Its Investment in Taymax

NEWPORT BEACH, CA August 1, 2018 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Taymax Group Holdings, LLC (Taymax) to Trilantic North America for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Taymax is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisees in the Planet Fitness system. Taymax owns and operates more than […]