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About Charlesbank

An established private equity firm with a consistent track record, disciplined investment strategy and long-standing commitment to the middle market

Our Firm

Charlesbank Capital Partners is an experienced middle-market private equity firm with offices in Boston and New York City. Our flagship vehicles invest across a range of industries, supporting skilled management teams in building strong businesses, primarily in the United States.

Charlesbank’s senior team has worked together for many years, establishing a consistent record of strong returns over multiple business cycles. We bring a flexible approach to the structure of each portfolio company investment, and we are comfortable working in situations that are complex or difficult to underwrite.

Our Roots

Before establishing Charlesbank as an independent firm in 1998, we managed an investment portfolio solely for the Harvard University endowment.

Today our limited partners include numerous college endowments, foundations, public and corporate pension funds, family offices, banks and insurance companies from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Our Name

The Charles River is one of Boston’s most cherished natural features. It begins west of the city and winds 80 miles before flowing into Boston Harbor. The river was a source of economic power for early settlers who saw the opportunity for prosperity in this waterway connecting the interior to the bay.

The name Charlesbank reflects our roots with Harvard University, whose campus lines the banks of the river in Cambridge. The Charles River is a powerful symbol, outwardly tranquil but steadily moving, with a rich history and enduring presence.