Clover Capital Partners is an investment firm focused primarily on the food and beverage industries. Our flexible investing approach is inspired by the diverse needs of smaller-sized businesses and of the individuals who own and operate them. We dedicate ourselves to a limited number of companies at a time, providing financial capital, operating resources, and strategic leadership, and are capable of filling operating roles when appropriate.
We partner with owner-operators who want to remain active in their businesses and pursue additional growth with the help of a partner. We are also an attractive option to business owners who seek retirement or a gradual transition away from their day-to-day responsibilities, and to management teams who want to buy out an owner and take (more) ownership in the businesses they operate.
At the time of our initial investment, companies customarily generate up to $50 million of annual sales. We focus on control transactions and growth equity financings.
Our investing strategy is unique and unusually long-term oriented. Our capital base allows us to hold investments indefinitely versus the 3-7 year time horizon of private equity firms.