PARTNERS OF LOWER MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES IN THE NORTHWEST
ABOUT WESTWARD PARTNERS
For more than 11 years, Seattle-based Westward Partners has been investing in privately held businesses based in the Northwest. Westward partners with businesses with revenues between $15 and $250 million and strong management teams, to build long-term value for its investors, employees of portfolio companies, and the executives with whom Westward works.
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
Westward has made 23 acquisitions since 2011
Our founding partners are the largest investors in our portfolio companies