Investment Criteria

We seek to partner with strong management teams to acquire leading middle market companies that have the potential to grow faster than the industries in which they participate.

Michael DeFlorioChief Executive Officer
  • We’re looking for

    Harvest Partners seeks to invest in good businesses that we believe have high potential to benefit from the firm’s value creation approach. We prioritize proprietary or unique opportunities that capitalize on one or more key investment themes.

    • Market leadership position in large end markets;
    • Recurring revenue driven business model;
    • Defensible barriers to competition;
    • High free cash flow;
    • Control investment; and
    • Strong management team

    In addition, a Harvest Partners Investment will typically include two to three identifiable and actionable value creation opportunities, such as transformative acquisitions, business strategy enhancements, operational improvements or management augmentations.

    Harvest focuses on four key industry verticals:

    • Business & Industrial Services
    • Consumer
    • Industrials
    • Healthcare
    • Software
  • Middle market specialists

    Harvest is well-established in the middle market, having invested in it for over 40 years. We believe middle-market companies often have greater:

    • Potential for value creation and growth
    • Opportunities for financial sponsors to add value
    • Financial resources to attract quality management
    • Variety of exit opportunities