Our mission is to generate superior returns with
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 an established private equity firm with a 35+ year history of investing in middle-market companies. We invest across four industry verticals, backing high quality management teams to acquire and build growing businesses.
For more than 35 years, through seven funds with aggregate capital commitments of over $5.0 billion, the firm has invested in over 50 companies.
Harvest is led by an experienced and cohesive management team that has directed the Firm’s investment program since 2000. This senior management team includes five Investment Committee Partners, who collectively have over 135 years of private equity investment experience, and ten investment and operating Partners. Today we have over 45 employees, across two strategies, located in our New York and California offices.
With a $2.2 billion fund raised in 2016, 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.