our firm

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

Family Origins

We trace our origins to a family office founded in 1947. In 1994, we formalized our private equity investment activities and opened them to outside investors seeking attractive risk-adjusted rates of return with reduced risk of capital loss.

Values-Based Investing

Our investment philosophy is focused on partnership with great companies and their existing management teams, using conservative capital structures to enable stability, growth, and flexibility.

Ben Dickson, SeaStar CEO Yvan Cote, and Scott Wolff

Fund History

Fund History
25
YEARS
In Private Equity

23
BILLION
Committed Capital

63
TOTAL
Investments

Our Portfolio of Companies

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

18
CURRENT
Investments

14
BILLION
Revenue

2.2
BILLION
EBITDA

44

Countries

62,700

Employees

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

Our Offices

USA Location
121
Colleagues in the U.S.

China Location
14
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.