We are two entrepreneurs looking for a company that we can operate and grow for years to come. We are advised by a team of operating executives and investors who have acquired and successfully operated leading companies in a variety of industries.
Nick is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Western Ridge Partners. Nick has extensive experience leading and managing organizations of various sizes, from teams of four to 250 people. Prior to launching Western Ridge Partners, Nick served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps with four deployments to Iraq, East and Southeast Asia, and Cuba. He has liaised with foreign military, law enforcement, and civilians all over the world.
Nick holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of California, San Diego.
Prior to co-founding Western Ridge, for which he serves as Managing Partner, Alex worked at an early stage startup managing growth strategy initiatives and fundraising with the CEO. Alex had previously been focused on investing in a variety of different sectors at Fortress Investment Group within the Credit Funds division. He brings experience working closely with management teams, structuring deal terms, and analyzing complicated capital structures. Alex also spent time previously as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch advising businesses of various sizes in mergers and acquisitions and equity raises. Alex has a passion for learning about small businesses and advising them as they think through growth prospects or acquisitions.
Alex graduated from University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Economics, and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, has family throughout the Pacific Coast, and has lived abroad in London and Hong Kong.
Institutions and Family Offices
We are backed by a group of highly successful individuals and family offices with significant experience founding, buying, and growing privately held companies. Like us, our investors are committed to finding a business to grow for many years.
Pacific Lake Partners small private investment firm with $90 million in assets under management, focused on investing in companies sourced and managed by search fund entrepreneurs. Its mission is to be the financial capital provider of choice to search fund entrepreneurs.
Pacific Lake Partners was founded by Jim Southern and Coley Andrews.
Anacapa Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market companies acquired through the search fund business model.
Based in San Mateo, Anacapa Partners is managed by Jeff Stevens and Ashley Giesler.
Trilogy Search Partners is a closely-held investment firm that invests in acquisitions of small, profitable companies. Our roots include the formation and leadership of some of the largest mobile operations in the US as well as other global technology and wireless companies. We partner with entrepreneurs, providing them with expertise and capital through the process of sourcing, acquiring and operating companies that meet our criteria.
The Cambria Group is a private investment company which acquires and invests in small and mid-sized businesses with established operating histories. Cambria’s principals established the firm in 1996 to fill a void in the private equity markets — to pursue businesses which are fundamentally attractive, but which lack both the high growth characteristics sought by traditional venture capitalists and the scale required to interest most fund-based buyout firms.
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WHAT WE DO
More about the kind of business we are looking for and our plans after acquisition.