There once was a need for a fund, to get a good deal or two done, but the fundless became independent, and closed deals until they ascended, respected they are now bar none.
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Peter Drucker famously said, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” That line is as true today as it was when he was first quoted.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made a majority investment in Paul Fredrick, a leading designer and direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s apparel and related accessories. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—ClearLight Partners, a leading Orange County investment firm with a seventeen-year track record of investing in private companies and helping them achieve their long-term growth aspirations, is pleased to welcome Doug Scherrer and Matt Fobbe to its growing team. Doug Scherrer will join as a Principal, working to source and execute new investment […]
Here’s a brain teaser for you – if a private equity fund invites four investment banks to pitch for one of their portfolio companies, how many groups will come in second? Answer: three. All kidding aside, the “you were our next favorite” speech, at best, offers cold comfort to the teams who put in countless […]
There are lies, damned lies, and things people will tell you when they want to buy your business. If you are a business owner or CEO, chances are that you’ve been approached more than a few times by someone expressing an interest to invest in or acquire your company. In the off chance you have […]
At ClearLight, we’ve had a wonderful start to the year and hope this communication finds you well as a valued part of our network in Southern California and across the country. We’ve been fortunate to have a very successful exit with one of our portfolio companies and to have made a recent investment in an industry we […]
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private investment firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made a majority investment in Moore Landscapes, a premier Chicagoland provider of landscape installation, maintenance, enhancement, and snow services, as well as interior plant maintenance. Eric and Victor Moore, long-time owners of the Company, remain equity holders and Board members. Financial terms […]
NEWPORT BEACH, CA March 2, 2017 – ClearLight Partners has sold Consumer Safety Technology, LLC (“CST” or “Intoxalock”) to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Intoxalock provides state-of-the-art ignition interlock devices and accompanying driver monitoring services. Ignition interlock devices are used primarily in DUI drivers’ vehicles to prevent […]