CLEVELAND and DALLAS, December 7, 2023 | Align Capital Partners (“ACP” or the “Firm”) recently reached an exciting new milestone with the closing of its 100th acquisition since the Firm’s founding in 2016. Over the last seven years, ACP has increased its pace of investment thanks to the tireless contributions of the Firm’s growing team and supportive investors, who have committed $1.5 billion in aggregate capital to funds managed by ACP. ACP’s growth has accelerated, as it took approximately 56 months to close the Firm’s first 50 deals, and just 30 months to execute the next 50.
“Celebrating 100 acquisitions is about reflecting on what it takes to achieve this level of activity from our startup days to now in our seventh year of operation – and that’s the people behind the numbers. I’m grateful for the business owners in 29 states and countries that chose to partner with ACP, and the 75 different bankers and deal sources that connected us to those opportunities,” said Co-Founder and Managing Partner Rob Langley.
The Firm’s lower-middle market focus has helped ACP remain active, even in 2023’s more challenging M&A environment. Year-to-date, ACP has closed 3 new platform investments and 11 add-on acquisitions. With the closing of Align Capital Partners Fund III, LP at $620 million in late 2022, the Firm has the capital and resources to continue supporting companies who seek an engaged growth partner.
“It’s part our Firm’s mission to create a positive impact for all stakeholders. I’m proud that many of these transactions opened the door for more members of our portfolio companies’ management teams to become shareholders,” reflected Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Jones.
The ACP team is excited to carry this momentum forward and strive to be the best private equity partner to more talented and ambitious management teams. “We’re excited about the Firm’s future, but first, we’d like to pause and simply say thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way,” added Jones.