Charterhouse is one of the pioneers of leveraged buyouts in the United States, having been founded as a New York merchant bank in 1973. The firm managed institutional private equity funds including a series of funds named Charterhouse Equity Partners for over four decades. Upon successfully exiting the Charterhouse Equity Partners funds, the two senior executives of the firm modified the firm’s strategy and in 2016 formed Charterhouse Strategic Partners.
Charterhouse Strategic Partners decouples the capital provider from the benefits derived from strategic advice and experience. The principals of Charterhouse Strategic Partners invest their own capital into transactions and have long-standing relationships with numerous institutional capital providers. Each relationship is a long-term value creation opportunity independent of each other. This eliminates the conflicts of interest incurred by financial sponsors motivated by realization demands, other portfolio company distractions or simply the making of investment decisions driven by trying to achieve overall fund IRR's.
We provide a solution for management and shareholders that are looking for experienced partners to provide the skills and credentials necessary for those companies that may be one step away from transacting with a financial sponsor or strategic investor. Our experience and institutional relationships allows management and shareholders to find the right partner for their needs, a task all but impossible in today's structured and efficient investment banker-led auction process.