Our mission is to generate superior returns with
low volatility

  • Our Mission

    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.


    Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is an established private equity firm with an over 40-year history of investing in middle-market companies and partnering with high quality management teams to acquire and build growing businesses.

    Harvest is led by an experienced and cohesive management team that has directed the firm’s investment programs since 2000. Today Harvest employs approximately over 90 employees located in our New York, California and Florida offices.


    Harvest Partners has raised approximately $3 billion of private equity capital through our six investment funds.

    Capital raised as of DECEMBER 31, 2012:

    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 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.

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