About

Owners of lower middle market companies partner with Pacific Growth Investors* (PGI) when they need $5 million to $25 million in capital from a financial partner with deep operating experience to achieve their growth strategies.


Our flexibly-structured equity plus debt capital solutions facilitate organic growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations for Precision Manufacturing, Business Services, Technology and Industrial companies.


* PGI is the successor firm to Vintage Capital Partners.



“Pacific Growth Investors is the first private equity firm I’ve dealt with that really understands our business and acts as a true partner. They are great board members, providing the right balance of oversight without being over-bearing.”
Bob Leaming, CEO, Lanic Aerospace


Approach

We invest in businesses led by experienced, proven management teams seeking a collaborative financial sponsor.

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Our investment evaluation and diligence process uncovers areas where we can enhance enterprise value during the investment period.
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Our flexibility in structuring transactions with a combination of preferred equity, common equity, senior secured debt and subordinated debt provides business owners with the capital they need without giving up operating control of their companies.
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Our collaborative relationship with management as their financial sponsor results in well-defined, sustainable strategies that drive value creation.

“Pacific Growth Investors quickly impressed me by their integrity. They delivered a capital structure that meets everybody’s goals, rewarding legacy management if projections are met while providing downside protection for new money.”
James Miller, CEO & Chairman, ConQuest Firespray

Investment Guidelines

PGI, the successor firm to Vintage Capital Partners, has been providing flexibly-structured equity plus debt solutions to lower middle market companies since 2003. As the control financial sponsor, we structure majority or significant minority equity investments pursuant to the following guidelines:

Investment Size
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$5 million - $25 million
Revenue
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> $20 million
EBITDA
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> $0 (or clear path to positive EBITDA)
Uses of Funds
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Organic Growth
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Acquisitions
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Recapitalizations
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Management Buyouts
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Corporate Divestitures
Target Industries
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Precision Manufacturing
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Business Services
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Technology
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General Industrial
Focus Industry Sectors
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Aerospace/Aviation
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Medical Device/Diagnostics
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Software
Securities
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Common Equity
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Preferred Equity
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Subordinated Debt + Warrants
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Senior Secured Debt + Warrants
Company Characteristics
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Experienced Management Team: demonstrated historical success
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Identified Growth Opportunities: organic, acquisitions, geographic expansion, product development
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Attractive Expanding Margins
Geography
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Western U.S.

Portfolio

Team

PGI’s co-founding managing partners together have invested nearly $300 million across 14 companies in three funds since 2003. Their aggregate experience coupled with that of PGI’s operating partners exceeds 100 years of value creation for lower middle market companies as investors, board members and operators.


“Pacific Growth Investors is a patient partner that provides us with much more than just capital. The PGI team is instrumental in helping us navigate the opportunities and challenges experienced by every business. They listen carefully and provide access to a deep bench of experts.”
Jeff Scheinrock, CFO, Originate, Inc.



Mark A. Sampson

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Thomas Webster

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Robert Thompson

Operating Partner

Timothy Dowd

Operating Partner

Benjamin S. Gordon

Associate

Hunter Metcalf

Associate

News

Jan 23, 2018

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Jan 17, 2018

Originate Receives Strategic Investment from Pacific Growth Investors to Fuel Growth and Global Expansion.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Originate, Inc. - a software innovation studio partnering with high-profile startups and leading global brands - has received an investment from Pacific Growth Investors, LLC. With offices in the United States and Europe, Originate has achieved record revenue growth of over 50% in 2017 and will use the proceeds for working capital and international expansion...

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Dec 29, 2017

Pacific Growth Investors caps a successful 2017 with the sale of True Position Technologies.

Torrance, California – Pacific Growth Investors, LLC (“PGI”) has announced the sale of portfolio company True Position Technologies, LLC (“TPT”) to HBD Industries. The sale marks the first realization from Vintage Capital Partners II, LP, a fund managed by PGI...

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