Harvest’s mission is to generate superior returns with low volatility.
We believe that a balanced risk-return approach that emphasizes stable returns and capital preservation over “higher beta” transactions will provide greater and more consistent returns to our investors and the management teams that operate our businesses. The critical elements of the Firm’s approach to achieve its mission are:
- Careful asset selection driven by a disciplined due diligence process
- Proactive targeting of attractive industry sectors
- Engagement of all professionals at every stage of the investment cycle
- Developing and driving a value creation strategy
- Proactive partnership with strong management to achieve a company’s full potential
Harvest believes that its comprehensive investment approach enables us to recognize and capitalize on an investment’s upside while limiting losses.
Harvest Partners, founded in 1981, is a private equity firm with a long history of making investments in middle-market companies. We invest across four industry verticals, backing high quality management teams to acquire and build growing businesses.
For more than 30 years, through six funds with aggregate capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion, the firm has invested in over 50 companies with more than $8.0 billion of acquisition value.
Harvest is owned by its four Senior Managing Directors and led by an experienced and cohesive management team that has directed the Firm’s investment program for the past thirteen years. The senior management team is led by four Senior Managing Directors and five Managing Directors who collectively have over 150 years of private equity investment experience.
Today we have over 25 employees, and our offices are located in midtown Manhattan.
With its $1.125 billion Fund VI raised in 2012, Harvest is actively seeking new investment opportunities.
OUR CAPITAL BASE
Harvest Partners has raised approximately $3 billion of private equity capital through our six investment funds.
Capital raised as of DECEMBER 31, 2012:
FUND YEAR TOTAL CAPITAL STATUS Harvest Partners VI 2011 $1.125 billion Investing Harvest Partners V 2007 $816 million Fully invested Harvest Partners IV 2002 $558 million Fully invested Harvest Partners III 1997 $362 million Fully invested Harvest Partners II 1995 $81 million Fully invested Harvest Partners I 1985 $42 million Fully invested
OUR INVESTOR BASE
Our investors are critical to our past and future success. They include a diverse group of prominent institutions, with a history of continuity with Harvest. Our investors include many of the world’s largest pension funds, funds of funds, insurance companies and other private and public funds.
Many of our portfolio company executives choose to expand their relationship with Harvest. In a number of cases, these managers have invested their own capital in our funds.
Harvest’s investment staff makes a substantial coinvestment commitment to each of our private equity funds and is an investor in every transaction that we complete.