Founded in 1995 by John Childs and Adam Suttin, Boston-based J.W. Childs Associates is an established private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies.
Our firm was founded on the principle that in a competitive environment, a successful private equity firm requires a highly focused, operationally intensive approach that will result in more discriminating investment selection and post-acquisition value creation. Our focused strategy of investing predominantly in consumer products and specialty retail businesses, and the extensive operating expertise of our partners, are the principal pillars of our success. Today, we have fifteen investment and operating professionals with decades of private equity and executive management experience.
We have broad experience acquiring businesses from a wide variety of sellers in various transaction structures, including the acquisition of:
Additionally, the operating expertise of our management team has enabled us to pursue acquisitions of businesses with limited continuing management or with management succession issues for family run and controlled businesses.
We have produced strong returns throughout our history and across numerous economic and credit cycles employing our consistent, disciplined investment strategy.