Perseverance and grit.
We find and fuel what’s working in successful companies. We look at every company differently and understand their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Together, we further build core capabilities to accelerate growth and create long-term value.
A wealth of perspectives working for our companies.
Our collaborative approach and respect for each company’s vision sets us apart from other sources of capital. We are long-term investors, focusing on supporting strategy, scaling the business, and performance. For many of our portfolio companies, NEP is the first outside investor. We take that responsibility seriously and play a key role in making companies the best they can be.
We build industry leaders.
Focused on growing and profitable middle market companies with sustainable competitive advantages.
Although we are generalists in spirit, our industry specialties span a wide range of business and consumer services, consumer products, and industrials. Our strength is our ability to deliver unexpected solutions that drive value. Whether that means introducing new products, expanding geographically, bolstering R&D, or developing teams, we are a catalyst to greater progress.
Resources, connections, and answers
We connect our companies to value-add resources and functional expertise to support key initiatives and best practices. These include acquisitions, organizational development and talent acquisition, debt financing, ecommerce and digital strategies, sales and operations planning (S&OP), legal/compliance, strategic planning, supply chain, and pricing strategies.
We specialize in designing customized capital structures to create value for all stakeholders. With expertise ranging from majority and minority positions, buyouts, recaps, growth financings, and ESOPs, we provide efficient tax structures, ready access to capital for add-on acquisitions, and junior capital solutions through Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP). We also evaluate add-on investments for existing portfolio companies.
Midwest roots, broad reach
Our strong geographic franchise in the Midwest has been a key competitive advantage, and we have expanded to the Southeast with an office in West Palm Beach. This new market improves our ability to attract diverse talent, double our investment capacity, and find more unique opportunities to create successful leading companies.