The firm's Senior Partners have worked together for over 20 years. They began their partnership at the global investment bank, Wasserstein Perella & Co., where they led the merchant banking group. Following the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank in 2001, the Senior Partners continued with EagleTree’s predecessor company, Wasserstein & Co., LP, an independent private equity and investment firm spun out of Wasserstein Perella. In 2015, the Senior Partners formed EagleTree Capital (formerly known as WP Capital Management).
Since 2001, the team has focused exclusively on mid-market buyouts, investing three prior funds on behalf of leading institutional and individual investors, including public and corporate pension funds, government entities, endowments, foundations and high net worth families. Currently, the EagleTree Capital team is investing its fourth private equity fund, EagleTree Partners IV, with $790 million of committed capital.
EagleTree believes its collaborative approach to investing creates value across a defined set of initiatives developed in partnership with portfolio company management. These initiatives and strategies range from new product launches and entering new markets or add-on acquisitions, to operational improvements.
Investment efforts are focused across three sectors:
Focusing on brands, we target a wide range of consumer products, including personal care, food and beverage (including organic, natural and “good-for-you”), enthusiast/sporting, housewares and luxury products, among others.
We target businesses across a broad range of media and communications subsectors, including B2B and consumer media, marketing or agency services, digital media, TV and radio, telecommunication and satellite services, education and business services.
We are focused primarily on equipment and services relating to water (drinking, waste and industrial) and other general industrial businesses.