Six Pillars Partners places equal emphasis on thriving company culture and financial performance both for our firm and for the businesses that become our partners. We invest in the right people doing the right thing the right way.
We believe, based on strong evidence, that ethical organizations have above-average growth and profitability over the long term. Because we work closely with management teams, shared values are critical for productivity and performance.
Favored Verticals: Human Capital Management | Tech-Enabled Services | SaaS (Software as a Service) | Education | Business Process Outsourcing | Business Services | Opportunistic
Example Industry Niches: Industry-focused IT Managed Services | Recruitment Process Automation Software | Multi-family Residential Staffing | Property Tax Consulting | Rigging and Millwriting | Training & Boot Camps | Plumbing and HVAC Services
Financial Profile: $7mm – $40mm of EBITDA with >= 30% gross margin and a high degree of recurring organic revenue
Scenarios: Founder Owned | Seller Recap | Partial (Minority) Exit | Management Buyout | Corporate Carveout
Six Pillars Partners has invested > $500MM at top-tier returns while developing high-quality jobs and engaged workforces. We’ve been able to have success by checking our ego at the door, rolling up our sleeves, and learning from the mistakes we’ve made along the way. We are not perfect and don’t hold ourselves out to be. That said, we feel strongly when you invest in people’s growth it ultimately leads to great success for our partner companies, their stakeholders, and our investors.
Success = Scaling Companies + Growing People
Explore Our Values-Focused Approach to Private Equity
We bring our industry knowledge, operating experience, and investment expertise to the table to assess businesses based on current value and future potential. This approach allows us to uncover worthy opportunities that others may overlook. We don’t shy away from atypical or complex transactions and can tailor capital to each deal.
Preparation & Execution
We design a value creation plan during pre-acquisition demonstrating potential paths to growth through build/partner/buy avenues. Our deals are designed to fund these initiatives as well as the purchase of the business. As a result, we are ready to start executing immediately on closing.
Transparency & Trust
Our track record proves that we only issue an LOI on deals that we are certain will close. We open up to owners about the inner workings of PE, ensuring a smooth transition without last minute surprises or misunderstandings.
People & Profits
We place an equal focus on a thriving culture and above-average returns, knowing that these go hand-in-hand over the long term. As growth partners with aligned values, we help management teams create success stories by scaling companies and growing people.