Total Capital Commitments

$2.1B

number of investments

240

WAUD CAPITAL PARNTERS IS A GROWTH-FOCUSED MIDDLE MARKET PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM

Throughout our history, our approach has remained consistently focused on partnering with exceptional management teams to build sector- leading companies. With over $2 billion of committed capital raised since our inception in 1993, WCP has the experience to work collaboratively with great management teams to take businesses to the next level of profitable growth. Adhering to our disciplined and relationship-focused approach, we are committed to creating significant shareholder value for our investors and partners.

SCALING GROWTH COMPANIES

WCP invests in companies with proven business models and long-term growth potential. We look for opportunities where we can bring our company-building experience to create industry leaders in growing markets. Over the years we have completed more than 240 growth-oriented investments, and have developed expertise in helping companies scale in order to capitalize on their potential. Throughout our history we have successfully developed portfolio companies into market leaders.

SECTOR EXPERTISE

We target companies in large markets with strong secular growth trends which require deep sector expertise to be successful.  Our team of eleven senior investment professionals and four operating partners has deep industry expertise in Healthcare Services, Technology and Business Services, and can help management teams execute on value creation strategies that accelerate the trajectory of their companies.

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VALUE-ADDED RESOURCES

Because of our focus on partnering closely with management teams, we work on creating a value creation plan together from the start of the relationship. In order to execute on those plans, we provide our companies with access to dedicated resources focused on talent acquisition, strategic M&A sourcing and execution, and industry expertise from operating partners who are leading executives in their respective fields.

EXECUTIVE STRATEGIES

In addition to partnering with already outstanding management teams at high quality companies, WCP also partners directly with CEOs who are industry leaders to identify, acquire and build market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth.  WCP typically commits up to $150 million of equity capital to such partnerships on the basis of a strong investment thesis, even before an initial platform acquisition is identified, and works with the CEO to identify and acquire the initial platform company together.

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Investment Criteria

  • North America middle-market focus
  • Control investments
  • Equity investment: $50 to $150 million
  • Strong growth potential

Sector Focus

  • Healthcare Services
  • Technology
  • Business Services