The principals of Riata have been investing in privately-held companies—many of which are family-owned or entrepreneur founded—since 1991. We have sponsored 158 acquisitions, totaling more than $4.5 billion in transaction value and $1.4 billion of invested capital. We supplement our considerable investment experience, extensive network of relationships, and core industry knowledge with the involvement of seasoned Operating Partners who have built and run successful businesses in our core sectors. These Operating Partners can serve as value-added and strategic resources to help management teams maximize the potential of their businesses.
Equity investments of $25 – $100 million
EBITDA of $5 – $30 million
Total enterprise value of $25 – $250 million
Mature and market leading
High-growth and category-defining
Established and developing management organizations
Control and non-control investments
Recapitalizations, buyouts, divisional carve-outs, CEO-led buy & builds, and growth capital investments
Flexible capital structures
Our investment team possesses deep domain experience resulting from over 100 years of combined experience helping to build market-leading companies in the business services, consumer, and healthcare services sectors. We can be valuable resources in our core sectors, provide a wealth of contacts and relationships, and bring perspective related to industry structure, strategic risks and opportunities, and regulatory and competitive frameworks.
The Riata team is able to leverage its extensive professional network to help recruit key management personnel, bring in functional or project-based experts, facilitate discussions with relevant strategic participants, and build effective, experienced, and highly functioning boards of directors.
The Riata team is highly experienced at implementing a variety of strategies aimed at accelerating the organic growth of businesses. We support these strategies with our capital, access to operational resources, and ability to collaborate with management teams. We also have experience working with companies to source, negotiate, on-board, and integrate add-on acquisitions that previously may have been too large, too risky, or too time-consuming for teams to undertake independently.
With over 25 years of private equity experience spanning over 145 acquisitions, we understand that we are in a people-first business and that trust, responsiveness, and straight-forward communication are critical to a successful partnership. From the initial meetings through the full investment cycle, the process and how we handle relationships matters. We have years of experience collaborating with entrepreneurs and business owners to creatively structure and complete transactions with solutions that meet sellers’ needs while achieving our investment objectives.