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Year Founded: 1997

AUM: $8.3B | Dry Powder: $1.5B

One Maritime Plaza Suite 2300 San Francisco, CA 94111 US

Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm founded in 1997 and is based in San Francisco, California. The firm prefers to invest in business products, business services, consumer products, consumer services, IT, healthcare, manufacturing, TMT, industrials, life sciences, SaaS, and technology-based sectors in the US

Key Contacts

  • R. David Andrews

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

  • Nicholas Orum

    Chief Investment Officer & President, Partner

  • Matt Whelan

    Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries

    Beverages, Commercial Services, Food Products, Healthcare Services, Healthcare Healthcare Services, Household Products, IT Services, Other Business Products and Services, Other Healthcare, Personal Products

  • Geographical Preference


  • Preferred Deal Types

    Add-on, Buyout/LBO, Debt – General, Leveraged Recapitalization, Mezzanine, PE Growth/Expansion

  • Other Investment Preferences

    Prefers majority stake, Prefers minority stake, Will lead on a deal, Will syndicate

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Gryphon Mezzanine Partners II
Vintage: 2019

Size: $300M

Dry Powder: $91.4M 

Details: The fund seeks minority investments in junior debt financings of portfolio companies

Gryphon Partners V
Vintage: 2018

Size: $2.1B

Dry Powder: $245.1M

Details: The fund focuses on North American healthcare, industrial growth & software industries

Gryphon Mezzanine Partners
Vintage: 2017

Size: $105M

Dry Powder: $16.4M

Details: The fund participates in the mezzanine securities of recent & prospective financings of Gryphon 3.5 & Gryphon IV

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In February 2023, Vivify Specialty Ingredients, via its financial sponsor Gryphon Investors, acquired Reitech Corporation, a manufacturer of pigment dispersions. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed

In July 2022, Gryphon Investors, Salesforce Ventures, and its management acquired Rootstock Software. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Salesforce Ventures and Rootstock’s management team re-invested in the deal alongside Gryphon. Rootstock Software provides a market-leading, composable cloud ERP solution built on the Salesforce platform

In April 2022, Wittichen Supply Company, via its financial sponsor Gryphon Investors, acquired Ed’s Supply Company for an undisclosed sum. Ed’s Supply Company a wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies catering to both residential and commercial markets

In February 2022, Wittichen Supply Company, via its financial sponsor Gryphon Investors, acquired Benoist Brothers Supply for an undisclosed sum. Benoist Brothers Supply is a Midwest-based regional distributor of heating and air conditioning products, equipment, parts and supplies

In January 2022, Gryphon Investors acquired Repipe Specialists, a plumbing service provider, for an undisclosed sum. In support of the transaction, Churchill Asset Management and Nuveen Churchill Direct Lending BDC provided $24.9 million of mezzanine financing to the company

In December 2021, Gryphon Investors, in partnership with Vivify’s current family owner Aakash Shah, acquired Vivify Specialty Ingredients, a manufacturer of colourants, for an undisclosed amount. In support of the transaction, NXT Capital provided an undisclosed amount of debt financing in the form of a revolving credit line, a first-lien term loan B, a delayed draw term loan, a junior second-lien term loan B and another junior debt

In November 2021, Metagenics, a subsidiary of Alticor, was acquired by Gryphon Investors through a $600 million LBO. In support of the transaction, WhiteHorse Capital and Jefferies Group provided debt financing of $129.6 million loan. Metagenics is a manufacturer and distributor of personalized lifestyle medicines and professional- grade supplements

Other Details

Founded in 1995, Gryphon Investors is a private equity firm focused on middle market investment opportunities. Gryphon prefers to invest in the $50 to $300 million investment range in companies with EBITDA of up to $60 million. The firm makes traditional buyouts, leveraged build-ups and growth equity investments with a 3 to 5 year holding period. Gryphon’s preferred industry groups include business services, consumer products & services, healthcare, industrial growth & software.

Gryphon’s latest open fund, Gryphon Junior Capital Fund III is a buyout fund managed by Gryphon Investors. The fund is located in San Francisco, California.

3Cloud, Athyrium Capital Management, Barings BDC, CORA Health Services, Ferrer Freeman & Company, GoldPoint Partners, Harris Preston & Partners, Indosuez Ventures, Jensen Hughes, Marcy Consulting Group, NB Private Equity Partners, PineBridge Investments, Shermco Industries, Spring Lake Equity Partners, TriArtisan Capital Advisors, Varagon Capital Partners, Wind River Environmental, Z Capital Group are some of the co-investors who invest alongside Gryphon Investors.

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release