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Private Equity

Littlejohn looks to make equity investments of $50M to $250M in companies with annual revenue between $100 million and $1 billion. We invest primarily in North American headquartered businesses; many of our businesses, however, have extensive global operations.

We are focused on making transformational investments in middle-market companies to drive change, including:

  • Operational turnarounds
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • “Good-to-great” buy-outs
  • Rescue financings, structured deals
  • Special Situations

    We invest from $5-$100 million across the capital structure in the debt and equity of underperforming companies in our target industries.

    Littlejohn looks for investments where we can generate a good risk adjusted return on capital. These investments generally fall into three areas:

  • Short term trading, typically temporary, opportunities where the debt or equity becomes mispriced.
  • Longer term investments where we purchase debt securities and lead a restructuring of the debt and end up with significant influence or control.
  • Situations where a Company needs a specific problem solved and we provide primary capital in the form of junior debt or preferred securities to provide a solution.
  • Performing Credit

    The performing credit strategy invests in non-investment grade corporate credit, primarily secured leveraged loans to corporate borrowers. Diversified portfolios of these syndicated loans are managed in structured vehicles (CLOs). The strategy:

  • Leverages institutional synergies in research and the flow of information to enhance a value-based credit selection strategy
  • Utilizes consistent portfolio construction philosophies to develop portfolios with attractive risk-return characteristics
  • Identifies investment opportunities for the firms’ other strategies through the constant flow of ideas
  • Strengthens relationships for the firm with intermediaries, arrangers, and advisors
  • Where we invest

    Aerospace and Defense
    Agriculture, Metals & Mining
    Building Products

    Business Services
    Energy & Oilfield Services
    Food & Beverage
    Healthcare & Pharma
    Industrial & Environmental Services
    Industrial Technology
    Plastics, Chemicals & Specialty Materials
    Specialty Distribution
    Technology & Tech Services
    Transportation & Logistics