Bounds Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that invests in well-managed, entrepreneurial businesses with EBITDA in excess of $1 million. The principals of BEP have partnered with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level since 1988. We invest in good businesses and help management build larger, more successful companies. Nearly all of our investment transactions have been with private company entrepreneurs seeking liquidity, who almost always have reinvested with us to share in the future value creation.
We are an experienced private equity group; we have invested in private equity for over 29 years and led three private equity groups – Heller Equity Capital Corporation, Allstate Private Equity and Goense Bounds & Partners – prior to forming Bounds Equity Partners. During that time the principals of BEP have invested in over 60 companies. We currently manage over $100 million in capital and have six portfolio companies.
We invest across a variety of industries and have been particularly successful in building materials and services, business services, consumer products, niche distribution and specialty manufacturing. We are accustomed to investing in companies which may have key man risk, incomplete management teams or lack some of the financial controls or systems that most private equity firms require. We bring the resources and the willingness to work through management to put both the people and processes in place which create a platform to accelerate growth through expanding sales channels, product lines and customer bases.