PARTNERS OF LOWER MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES IN THE NORTHWEST
ABOUT WESTWARD PARTNERS
Westward invests in Northwestern North American businesses with revenues between $15 and $200 million and EBITDA between $3 and $12 million. We partner with closely-held businesses that have strong management teams to build long-term value for our investors, the employees of our portfolio companies, and the executives we work with.
Westward was founded by two entrepreneurs who remain the largest shareholders in our portfolio companies. They have experienced many of the same challenges — and opportunities — that our partner companies face. We believe this combination of aligned interests and shared experiences is what enables us to create a strong foundation for future success.
Westward does not measure its success solely by the volume of capital we manage, but rather by the returns we deliver to our investors and the performance of our portfolio companies. Our goal is to create durable partnerships with companies in high cost of entry industries that are characterized by sustainable cash flow, opportunities for significant growth, and attractive end-market dynamics. Westward works with existing management to grow our portfolio companies, with a view to creating long-term value for all parties.
Westward portfolio companies employ approximately 400 people
Total Cash Flow from our portfolio companies has increased by more than 100%
Westward has made 20 acquisitions since 2011
Our founding partners are the largest investors in our portfolio companies