American Realty Advisors

515 S. Flower St., 49th Floor, Los Angeles 90071
aracapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Retail, industrial, office, multifamily
Preferred Financing Stage:
Operating
Top Local Executive: 
Stanley Iezman, CEO, Chairman
213-233-5700


Angeles Equity Partners

2425 Olympic Blvd., Suite 660E, Santa Monica 90404
angelesequity.com
Preferred Industries:
Industrials
Preferred Financing Stage:
Control equity investments
Top Local Executives: 
Tim Meyer, Co-Founder, Managing Partner (pictured)
Jordan Katz, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
310-844-9200


Ares Management

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Ste. 1200, Los Angeles 9067
aresmgmt.com
Preferred Industries:
All industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Middle-market buyout/growth/rescue/distressed, power and energy assets, special situations, China growth capital
Top Local Executive: 
David Kaplan, Co-Head of Private Equity Group (pictured)
Bennett Rosenthal, Co-Head of Private Equity Group
310-201-4100


Aurora Capital Partners

11611 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles 90049
auroracap.com
Preferred Industries:
Engineered products, technology-enabled services, distribution
Preferred Financing Stage:
Acquisitions, growth equity
Top Local Executive: 
John Mapes, Managing Partner
310-551-0101


Avante Mezzanine Partners

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1470, Los Angeles 90025
avantemezzanine.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, health care, education, software, industrial/manufacturing
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts/recapitalization and expansion
Top Local Executive: 
Jeri Harman, Chairman, Founding Partner
310-667-9242


Balmoral Funds 

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 825, Los Angeles 90025
balmoralfunds.com
Preferred Industries:
Lower middle-market
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts
Top Local Executive: 
Jonathan Victor, Senior Managing Director
310-473-3065


Bison Capital Asset Management

233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 425, Santa Monica 90401
bisoncapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Health care, software, financial services, business services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth and acquisition financing, balance sheet restructuring
Top Local Executive: 
Douglas Trussler, Managing Partner
310-260-6582


Brentwood Associates

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1200, Los Angeles 90025
brentwood.com
Preferred Industries:
Consumer products and services, retail, business services, education, restaurants
Preferred Financing Stage:
Profitable growth
Top Local Executive: 
Bill Barnum, Partner
310-477-6611


Caltius Capital Management 

11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles 90025
caltius.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, industrial services, health care services and consumer products/services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Management buyouts, growth capital, leveraged recapitalization
Top Local Executive: 
James Upchurch, CEO, President
310-996-9585


Century Park Capital Partners

2101 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 4275, El Segundo 90245
centuryparkcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Specialty chemicals, medical products and services, consumer goods, engineered products, technology-enabled business services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Recapitalizations and buyouts
Top Local Executives: 
Martin Sarafa, Managing Partner (pictured)
Charles Roellig, Managing Partner
Guy Zaczepinski, Managing Partner
310-867-2210


Clearlake Capital Group

233 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Santa Monica 90401
clearlakecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Industrials and energy, software and technology-enabled services, consumer products/retail
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, reorganizations
Top Local Executives: 
Jose Feliciano, Founding Managing Partner (pictured)
Behdad Eghbali, Founding Managing Partner
310-400-8800


Corridor Capital

12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 645, Los Angeles 90025
corridorcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Manufacturing, business services, value-added distribution
Preferred Financing Stage:
Profitable businesses seeking capital and transformational partnership
Top Local Executive: 
Craig Enenstein, CEO
310-442-7000


Crescendo Capital Partners

245 Fowling St., Los Angeles 90024
crescendocap.com
Preferred Industries:
Health care, light manufacturing, distribution, consumer, franchises
Preferred Financing Stage:
Companies with historical EBITDA of $2 million
Top Local Executive: 
CL Turner, Managing Partner
310-924-1314


Energy Power Partners

4712 Admiralty Way, Suite 1055, Marina del Rey 90292
energypowerpartners.com
Preferred Industries:
Clean energy, clean power
Preferred Financing Stage:
Operating assets, late-stage development assets
Top Local Executives: 
Henry Park, Founder, Managing Partner (pictured)
Jerry Peters, Founder, Managing Partner
510-556-2370 


First | Bev

 1800 Avenue of the Stars, #1425, Los Angeles 90067
firstbev.com
Preferred Industries:
Beverage and beverage-related companies
Preferred Financing Stage:
Investments of $2 million to $15 million, growth capital investments for
20% or more of the company
Top Local Executive: 
William Anderson, CEO
310-481-5100


Freeman Spogli & Co.

11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1900, Los Angeles 90025
freemanspogli.com
Preferred Industries:
Consumer, distribution
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts
Top Local Executives: 
Bradford Freeman, Founding Partner (pictured)
Ronald Spogli, Founding Partner
310-444-1822


Gores Group

9800 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212
gores.com
Preferred Industries:
Technology, industrial, health care
Preferred Financing Stage:
Mature buyouts, corporate carve-outs
Top Local Executive: 
Alec Gores, CEO, Chairman
310-209-3010


Highview Capital, part of Karlin Asset Management

11755 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, 90025
highviewcp.com
Preferred Industries:
All industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Family/founder capital solutions, corporate carve-outs, middle-market buyouts, special situations
Top Local Executive: 
Steve Russell, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager 
310-806-9780


K1 Investment Management

875 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach 90266
k1capital.com
Preferred Industries:
Software
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth
Top Local Executive: 
Hasan Askari, Managing Partner
800-310-2870


Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

1800 Avenue of the Stars, Third Floor, Los Angeles 90067
kaynecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Energy, real estate, private credit, growth
Preferred Financing Stage:
Pre-IPO, early- to mid-stage, existing
Top Local Executive: 
Mike Levitt, CEO
310-282-7900


Leonard Green & Partners

 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2000, Los Angeles 90025
leonardgreen.com
Preferred Industries:
Retail, consumer products, distribution, business services, health care
Preferred Financing Stage:
Leveraged buyouts of established, cash-flow positive companies
Top Local Executives: 
John Danhakl, Managing Partner (pictured)
Jonathan Sokoloff, Managing Partner
310-954-0444


Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

345 N. Maple Drive, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, 90210
llcp.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, education, franchising, light manufacturing/engineered products
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth equity
Top Local Executives: 
Matthew Frankel, Managing Partner
Michael Weinberg, Managing Partner (pictured)
310-275-5335


Lovell Minnick Partners

215 Manhattan Beach Blvd., 2nd Floor, Manhattan Beach 90266
lmpartners.com
Preferred Industries:
Financial services, business services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Acquisition or buyout
Top Local Executives: 
Jeffrey Lovell, Co-Chairman (pictured)
James Minnick, Co-Chairman
310-414-6160


Marlin Equity Partners

338 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach 90254
marlinequity.com
Preferred Industries:
Software, technology, health care IT, technology-enabled services, industrial technology
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts, leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, growth equity, minority, special situations, turnarounds
Top Local Executive: 
David McGovern, Founder, Chairman, CEO
310-364-0100


Meridian General Capital

46 E. Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates 90274
meridiangeneral.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, packaging, technology, digital media, travel, distribution and logistics, telecommunications, niche and light manufacturing, life sciences and medical devices
Preferred Financing Stage:
Lower middle-market companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million; profitable companies with stable cash flows (EBITDA minimum of $2 million); buyouts; corporate divestitures
Top Local Executive: 
Ravi Rao, Founder and Chairman
310-818-4500


NMS Consulting Inc.

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 725, Beverly Hills 90210
nmsconsulting.com
Preferred Industries:
Agriculture, consumer products, cybersecurity, health care, hospitality, media, real estate, transportation
Preferred Financing Stage:
M&A, restructuring, IPO, corporate governance
Top Local Executive: 
Trevor Saliba, Managing Partner
310-855-0020


Oaktree Capital Management 

333 S. Grand Ave., 28th Floor, Los Angeles 90071
oaktreecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Consumer and branded products, food and beverage, financial services, media
Preferred Financing Stage:
Controlling stakes in distressed companies, buyouts
Top Local Executives: 
Howard Marks, CFA, Co-Chairman
Bruce Karsh, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer
213-830-6300


Ocean Avenue Capital Partners

401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 230, Santa Monica 90401
oceanavenuecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
General industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Special situations, private company recapitalizations
Top Local Executives: 
Jeff Ennis, Partner (pictured)
Duran Curis, Partner
Jacques Youssefmir, Partner
424-238-0730


Odyssey Investment Partners 

21650 Oxnard St., Suite 1650, Woodland Hills 91367
odysseyinvestment.com
Preferred Industries:
Aerospace, energy services, equipment rental, business/insurance services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Leveraged buyouts
Top Local Executive: 
Bill Hopkins, Vice Chairman
818-737-1111


OpenGate Capital 

10250 Constellation Blvd., 30th Floor, Los Angeles 90067
opengatecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
All
Preferred Financing Stage:
Divestitures of global corporations
Top Local Executive: 
Andrew Nikou, CEO, Managing Partner
310-432-7000 


Pacific Growth Investors

21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 940, Torrance 90503
pacificgrowthinvestors.com
Preferred Industries:
Manufacturing, business services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Structured growth, either majority or minority investments, including both debt and equity securities
Top Local Executives: 
Mark Sampson, Co-founder and Managing Partner (pictured)
Thomas Webster, Co-founder and Managing Partner
310-359-0456


PCCP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles 90067
pccpllc.com
Preferred Industries:
Real estate
Preferred Financing Stage:
Middle market
Top Local Executive:
William Lindsay, Partner
310-414-7870

Platinum Equity

360 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
platinumequity.com
Preferred Industries:
No preferred industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Acquisitions for control
Top Local Executive:
Tom Gores, CEO
310-712-1850

Regent

9720 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212
regentlp.com
Preferred Industries:
Media, software/technology, retail, consumer products and services, industrial
Preferred Financing Stage:
$10 million to $300 million
Top Local Executive:
Michael Reinstein, CEO, Chairman
310-299-4100

Riverside Co.

1453 3rd St., Suite 305, Santa Monica 90401
riversidecompany.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, consumer brands, education and training, franchisors, health care, software and IT, specialty manufacturing and distribution
Preferred Financing Stage:
$10 million to $35 million in EBITDA; micro-cap platform investments with less than $10 million in EBITDA; growth; special situations or unique challenges with $75 million or more in revenue
Top Local Executive:
Jeremy Holland, Managing Partner, Origination, North America
310-499-5080

RLH Equity Partners

10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles 90024
rlhequity.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, health care, government services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Revenue greater than $25 million, profitable, rapidly growing
Top Local Executive:
J. Christopher Lewis, Managing Director
310-405-7200

Saybrook Capital

11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles 90064
saybrookfunds.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, consumer, health care, manufacturing
Preferred Financing Stage:
Leveraged buyouts
Top Local Executive:
Jonathan Rosenthal, Portfolio Manager
310-899-9200

Seidler Equity Partners

4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 1200, Marina del Rey 90292
sepfunds.com
Preferred Industries:
General industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth, mature
Top Local Executives:
Peter Seidler, Founding Partner (pictured)
Robert Seidler, Founding Partner
Eric Kutsenda, Founding Partner
213-683-4622

Shamrock Capital Advisors

1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1600, Los Angeles 90024
shamrockcap.com
Preferred Industries:
Media, entertainment and communications
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth equity, leveraged buyouts
Top Local Executive:
Stephen Royer, Partner
310-964-6600

Skyview Capital

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 8th Floor, Los Angeles 90067
skyviewcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Software, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, business services
Preferred Financing Stage:
Corporate divestitures, buyouts, venture capital, distressed
Top Local Executive:
Alex Soltani, CEO, Chairman
310-273-6000

Solace Capital Partners

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1275, Los Angeles 90025
solacecap.com
Preferred Industries:
Industrial, consumer, energy, transportation and logistics, business services and financial services, technology, media and telecommunications
Preferred Financing Stage:
Providing flexible debt and equity solutions for established lower, middle-market, businesses-facing, complex situations, such as recapitalizations/restructurings, special situations and buyouts
Top Local Executives:
Christopher Brothers, Local Principal, Co-Founder, Managing Partner (pictured)
Brett Wyard, Local Principal, Co-Founder, Managing Partner
310-919-5401

St. Cloud Capital

10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1450, Los Angeles 90024
stcloudcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Middle-market companies
Preferred Financing Stage:
Later stage
Top Local Executive:
Benjamin Hom, Managing Partner
310-475-2700

Transom Capital Group

100 N. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 1725, El Segundo 90245
transomcap.com
Preferred Industries:
Consumer products, retail, industrial, business services, media
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyout
Top Local Executives:
Russ Roenick, Managing Partner (pictured)
Ken Firtel, Managing Partner
424-293-2818

Twin Haven Capital Partners

11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 525, Los Angeles 90025
twinhavencap.com
Preferred Industries:
General industries
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts, special situations
Top Local Executives:
Robert Webster, Senior Managing Director
Paul Mellinger, Senior Managing Director
203-293-1813

U.S. Renewables Group

406 Broadway, No. 381, Santa Monica, CA 90401
usregroup.com
Preferred Industries:
Renewable energy
Preferred Financing Stage:
Strategy varies
Top Local Executives:
Lee Bailey, Managing Partner (pictured)
James McDermott, Managing Partner
310-586-3934

Vance Street Capital

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles 90025
vancestreetcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Aerospace/defense, industrial, medical
Preferred Financing Stage:
Leveraged buyouts
Top Local Executives:
Richard Crowell, Managing Partner (pictured)
Richard Roeder, Managing Partner
310-231-7100

Variant Equity Advisors

1880 Century Park East, Suite 825, Los Angeles 90067
variantequity.com
Preferred Industries:
All
Preferred Financing Stage:
Buyouts, corporate divestitures
Top Local Executive:
Farhaad Wadia, Founder, Managing Partner

Varsity Healthcare Partners

1925 Century Park East, Suite 1300, Los Angeles 90067
varsityhealthcarepartners.com
Preferred Industries:
Health care
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth
Top Local Executives:
David Alpern, Founding Partner (pictured)
Kenton Rosenberry, Founding Partner
310-564-2690

Vicente Capital Partners

11726 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles 90049
vicentecapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Business services, technology-enabled services, consumer services, specialty manufacturing
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth/expansion
Top Local Executives:
Jay Ferguson, Co-Founding Managing Partner  (pictured)
Klaus Koch, Co-Founding Managing Partner
Nicholas Memmo, Co-Founding Managing Partner
310-826-2255

Wedbush Capital Partners

1000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 830, Los Angeles 90017
wedbushcapital.com
Preferred Industries:
Business and financial services, specialty manufacturing
Preferred Financing Stage:
Growth and buyout
Top Local Executives:
Geoff Bland, Managing Director (pictured)
Eric Wedbush, Managing Director
213-688-8012

Westhook Capital

11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 380, Los Angeles 90025
westhook.com
Top Local Executive:
Michael Hooks, Managing Partner
310-550-7711

Yucaipa Cos.

9130 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90069
yucaipaco.com
Preferred Industries:
Grocery
Preferred Financing Stage:
Leveraged buyouts
Top Local Executive:
Ron Burkle, Managing Partner
310-789-7200

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