Why Quad-C?

Partners matter. Quad-C has been investing for nearly 30 years, and owners and managers choose us because we understand what it means to be a good partner and work collaboratively to grow businesses. Our long-term track record demonstrates that we work hard to understand management's objectives, add value to our investments and have fun along the way. Our focus is on long term value creation not financial engineering, and we use deep industry knowledge in each of our six core industry verticals to help management drive sustainable and profitable growth.

Our Approach


Quad-C has partnered with dozens of owners and management teams to build their companies through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Our experience has taught us that success in business is 20% concept and 80% execution, and that strong management is critical to superior execution. As such, the management teams in our transactions always have a meaningful ownership stake, as we believe this is the best way to align interests.


The success of our partnership philosophy is predicated on a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities and a commitment to working together for a common objective. We know the last thing our management partners want is an investor that meddles in the day-to-day operations–so we don’t. We focus on strategic planning and how best to improve a company’s competitive positioning, and our prior management partners have told us that we have been able to add significant value to their businesses.


Acting as the outsourced corporate development team of our portfolio companies, we take a collaborative approach with our management partners toward developing corporate strategy and executing operating improvements, working together over time to build the business. The corporate development roots embedded in the Quad-C culture help us to identify opportunities for improved growth, profitability and return on capital as well as to originate, structure, and execute strategic acquisitions. Finally, as a firm with a long history of investing in the middle market, we institute best practices by benchmarking companies against other Quad-C portfolio companies and other businesses both inside and outside of the industry.

Investment Criteria

Experienced management team; established track-record; sustainable competitive advantages; attractive growth opportunities
$75 to $400 mm
Business services, consumer, industrials, healthcare, specialty distribution and transportation/logistics
North America
Majority Positions
$35 to $125 mm
Currently investing out of Quad-C IX, a $1.1 billion fund raised in 2017

Our Investors

Quad-C’s goal is to produce attractive, risk-adjusted, long-term capital gains for our investors. Our investors consist of a stable base of blue chip pension funds, insurance companies, fund of funds, endowments and successful individuals. We are proud of the fact that former management partners represent over $135 million of limited partner commitments to Quad-C funds. Importantly, our staff makes significant investments alongside our limited partners in every deal we do. The capital in each fund is committed for more than a decade in order to allow us to make long-term investment decisions.

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