Entries by Mark Gartner

The 3 Questions to Ask Someone Who Wants to Buy Your Business

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 […]

ClearLight Partners 2017 Mid-Year Update

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 […]

ClearLight Partners Invests in Moore Landscapes

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 […]

ClearLight Partners Successfully Exits its Investment in Intoxalock

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 […]

Andrew Brennan Joins ClearLight Partners

ClearLight Partners is pleased to announce the return of Andrew Brennan to the firm as Partner. Andrew will focus on the execution of new investments and governance of portfolio companies. Andrew brings to the firm more than 20 years of industry experience across operations, private equity, and management consulting. Most recently, Andrew spent over a […]

ClearLight Partners Invests in Walker Advertising

NEWPORT BEACH, CA September 3, 2015 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has made a major investment in Walker Advertising, in partnership with Mary Ann Walker, the founder and CEO of Walker Advertising.  Walker Advertising is the leading provider of legal marketing services in California, with a particular emphasis on serving […]

Q4 2014 Newsletter

The last couple years have been eventful and positive for ClearLight Partners. We have had three successful sales of portfolio companies, made several promising new investments, added a number of great folks to our team, and raised our third fund. We‟re glad to share these developments with you, and thank you for taking a moment […]