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.

ClearLight Partners Exits its Investment in Richardson

NEWPORT BEACH, CA November 25, 2019 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Richardson to Kartesia, an independent and privately-owned European investor in small and middle-market companies, which will merge Richardson with Kartesia’s existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI).

ClearLight Partners Exits its Investment in Pure Water Technology-PHSI

ClearLight Partners Exits its Investment in Pure Water Technology-PHSI

NEWPORT BEACH, CA December 18, 2018 – Private equity firm ClearLight Partners announced today that it has sold Pure Water Technology-PHSI (PHSI) to Quench USA, Inc. (Quench), an operating segment of AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE: WAAS).

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 […]

Michael Kaye Shares Lessons Learned in Interview for Inc.com

Buying or selling a business can be the most exciting and terrifying time for a business owner. Whether you’re starting, growing or exiting a company, it’s important to have the right team to support you at each stage of your business life.

ClearLight Partners Invests in Paul Fredrick

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.

ClearLight Partners Announces Team Growth with New Principal and Associate

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 […]

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 […]