our firm

Our mission is to generate superior returns by making investments in great businesses and helping management better them.

Family Origins

Our origins are a family office founded in 1947. In 1994, we opened our private equity investment activities to outside investors seeking attractive risk-adjusted rates of return.

Values-Based Investing

Our investment philosophy is rooted in partnership with great companies and their existing management teams.

Ben Dickson, SeaStar CEO Yvan Cote, and Scott Wolff

Fund History

Fund History
26
YEARS
In Private Equity

23
BILLION
Committed Capital

66
TOTAL
Investments

Our Portfolio of Companies

We partner with companies with leading or highly-defensible market positions led by proven management teams.

21
CURRENT
Investments

19
BILLION
Revenue

2.5
BILLION
EBITDA

44

Countries

84,200

Employees

Kevin Penn, Helen Chiang, and Former Learning Care Group CEO Barbara Beck

Our Offices

USA Location
124
Colleagues in the U.S.

China Location
13
Colleagues in China


Our Affiliates

Ascribe Capital is a private investment firm managing approximately $3 billion of long-term capital focused on investing in the debt, and sometimes equity, securities of middle-market companies.


We partner with management teams to drive long-term value. Meet our team.