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Partner With an Experienced Private Equity Firm

New Harbor Capital specializes in lower middle-market growth investments. But in a sea of similar firms, we believe what sets us apart isn’t what we do, but how we do it.

We believe in collaborations, not buy-outs, and elevating our business partners, not stifling them. We’re committed to tailoring your growth strategy to your long-term vision. Innovation excites us, inspires us and drives us to build mutually successful partnerships.

We believe a hungry, growth-oriented mindset is a successful mindset — but only if that growth is deliberate and sustainable. We seek to pair the tenacity of an entrepreneurial focus with the sophistication of large-firm experience to make big moves that make sense for your business.

For us, ambition isn’t about pressuring you or forcing your hand. A give-and-take relationship means knowing when to step up and when to step back, and always puts your perspective and interests first when mapping our shared journey to success.

Expand

Expand Business Potential

We help create and accelerate growth opportunities by supporting founders and management with resources, expertise, intensity and drive — combined to level up your business and achieve your full potential.

Build

Build Relationships

Our partners have complete access to a network of experienced entrepreneurs, executives and investors who have a vested interest in our — and our clients’ — combined success.

Accelerate

Accelerate Growth

We are growth-focused investors with experience in supporting and scaling promising, innovative opportunities.

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Expansive Lower Middle-Market Private Equity Expertise

With over 40 platform investments and 200 add-on acquisitions, we believe our thesis-based approach and extensive experience building and accelerating growth have led to a number of successful business partnerships.

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Opportunities for Creative Collaboration

A core element of our investment approach is to work closely with founders of growth-oriented companies who see their potential but are hesitant to go it alone, providing the camaraderie, expertise and resources to tackle any challenge together and have fun doing it.

We provide the insight, capital and experience necessary for growth-oriented businesses to achieve success.

New Harbor Capital team collaborating on lower middle-market private equity investments in our Chicago office

Expertise and Guidance

In addition to our in-depth sector experience, our close-knit network of Executive Advisors are a trusted resource for our partners, providing thought leadership in our areas of investment focus (healthcare, education and technology-enabled services) — and decades of experience in private-equity backed environments.

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Growth-Centric Strategies

At New Harbor Capital, your success is our success. We work to understand your business goals, carefully collaborating with you to craft  strategies and investment management objectives designed to optimize the potential of your business.

Investment Success Stories

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“If you are a founder looking to take your business to the next level, I would highly recommend working with New Harbor. They will push you to become a better leader and bring you growth opportunities you would never have on your own.

Matt Riley Headshot Matt Riley
Blueprint Prep, Founder and CEO
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“We looked at many different partners for our future and felt New Harbor was best equipped to help us achieve our goals for FYZICAL. Our team was confident that New Harbor could provide our company with the guidance and capital necessary to take FYZICAL into its future as a world-class brand.

Jim Abrams Headshot Jim Abrams
FYZICAL, Founder
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“I’ve been involved with the New Harbor Capital team at two companies, one as the CEO and the other as a board member. In both instances, the New Harbor team was outstanding in working alongside of management to identify and focus on the activities which provide the greatest return for all stakeholders. They are exceptional at understanding the importance of market timing and ensuring their companies are appropriately positioned when the window opens. True professionals, with great insight, experience and demonstrated results.”

Ed Kuklenski Headshot Ed Kuklenski
Suture Express, Executive Chairman and Former CEO
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“Every once in a very long while, a business leader has the opportunity to combine a brief moment of intuition with years of experience, business knowledge, psychology, strategy and negotiating skill. That moment is the difference between dumb luck and fabulous opportunity. In the fifth year of our partnership, New Harbor seized such a moment and I was the benefactor.

Mark Levine Headshot Dr. Mark Levine
Community Psychiatry, Founder

Meet the New Harbor Capital Team

Backed by a team of industry experts who understand how to accelerate the growth of established lower-middle market businesses, we bring intellectual curiosity, extensive experience, a strong work ethic and a history of success to every investment partnership.

Get in Touch

Ready to connect with our private equity firm team members? Contact us today.

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