It's exciting to work alongside my THL colleagues interacting with new companies, new management and new product ideas bent on making an impact. THL has a great team, with an open, inquisitive, analytical attitude shaped by diverse professional backgrounds, which makes it enjoyable to work with them.
One firm, one team
At THL, we apply an integrated private equity model that breaks down traditional silos to create teams of senior investment and operating professionals, and executive partners—each with years of deep sector experience and relationships across our focus areas.
Identify the sector opportunity
Decisions about where to invest are not ones we make lightly—they’re built on thousands of hours of research and pressure testing. With more than 40 years of experience under our belt, we’ve learned to identify sectors where we believe we can provide the most value.
Develop the ISO
We spend years developing expertise in each Identified Sector Opportunity and building a deep bench of relationships, including current and former CEOs, C-suite leaders, analysts, end customers and consultants. By the time we’re ready to explore partnerships, we have built the credibility necessary to make the greatest impact.
We partner hand in glove with management teams to develop and execute Value Creation Plans designed to drive growth and scale—benefiting employees, customers and stakeholders alike.
The Strategic Resource Group
Our experienced team of operating experts are on-the-ground partners. They work alongside management teams in their offices and warehouses and on their factory floors—always ready to roll up their sleeves to help drive growth.
Our SRG team focuses on five key growth levers:
- Go-to-Market strategy
- Product and Technology
- Talent and Organization
Executive Partner Program
Our Executive Partner Program* leverages the power of learned experience. Over 20 C-suite professionals, including several past and present CEOs, provide extensive industry reach and expertise within each of our ISOs. They serve as trusted advisors for our management team partners.
All PE firms provide capital, but only a few, like THL, truly provide their portfolio companies with experience and technical resources to build better companies, products and financial outcomes.
I can honestly say that THL’s approach is unique. They combine strong subject knowledge with a true partnership mentality. That combination is all too rare.
THL is differentiated in its focus on growth and leveraging its investment team, strategic resource group and executive advisors to help our partner companies expand their growth aspirations and to successfully realize their next phase.
Our partner companies often require a trusted advisor to help them structure and arrange debt and equity financings.
THL’s Capital Markets team weds deep expertise in capital markets across a wide range of industries and products, with differentiated access to capital through strong relationships in the banking and lending community.
We are capable of advising and executing across a broad range of financing products, markets and transaction types.
The pace and complexity of the financing markets have increased over the last several years, and the need for capital markets expertise has never been greater. We help management teams navigate these markets and work with them to set up sustainable, flexible capital structures designed to help their companies succeed in any market environment.
THL is founded
THL leads marquee transactions, including Experian, Fisher Scientific, GNC and Snapple—establishing a market leadership position, deep industry network and a strong reputation for middle market investing
THL expands to a team of 28, including 8 MDs
THL forms the Strategic Resource Group to create value by partnering with portfolio companies on accelerating growth and driving operating improvements
THL organizes teams into industry groups—recognizing that domain expertise and focus lead to improved outcomes
THL launches the Executive Partner Program* to offer additional specialized resources to its management team partners
THL develops a specialized model that focuses more specifically on Identified Sector Opportunities within key industry verticals
THL grows to 150+ employees, including 40 MDs, and continues expansion of domain and operating expertise
* Executive Partners are consultants, not employees of THL. Please see Important Information for further detail.