Bowside Capital

Bowside Capital manages private equity funds formed to invest in:

  • Primary commitments to U.S. private equity funds with capital commitments of $150 million or less that make control buyouts
  • Direct investments by co-investing with these small buyout funds and independent sponsors
  • Secondary purchases of limited partner interests in funds that meet the primary commitment target criteria of size and strategy

We seek small buyout funds and independent sponsors that typically acquire consumer, niche manufacturing, business services, energy services, financial services, healthcare services, specialty chemicals and distribution companies with revenues of $10 million to $100 million.

The historical return differential between upper and lower quartile small buyout managers is significant.  We believe that an upper quartile small buyout manager will have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Source proprietary transactions
  • Partner with management teams
  • Drive the value creation process in their portfolio companies
  • Manage their investments through various economic cycles
  • Leverage the experience and networks of their investor base

We do not invest in credit, growth equity, real estate or venture capital and only consider investments in the U.S. and Canada.