Firm: Alpine Investors
Fund: Alpine Investors IV
Target: $175 million
Amount Raised: $45.2 million
San Francisco-based lower mid-market shop
The firm invests in or acquires small to mid-sized U.S.-based companies with annual EBITDA of more than $2 million. Alpine Investors uses its capital to provide full or partial liquidity to entrepreneurs, family members, estates, passive investors or corporate owners. Alpine Investors also considers minority investments for growth. Transaction structures have included majority and minority investments in the form of asset purchases, stock purchases and recapitalizations.
The firm, which has $247 million in capital under management, was founded in 2001 by Graham Weaver, a former vice president of
Although Alpine Investors prefers to invest in portfolio companies with continuing management, it also has an “Executive in Residence” program, where the firm makes investments in companies with owners and managers seeking to transition out of the business. Alpine Investors has a particular interest in several sectors, including alarm monitoring, ATM operators, consumer products, direct marketing, niche software, specialty retailers and wealth management.
Past backers include the