How We Partner
At Century Park, we understand the value that experienced executives bring to the table. That’s why we have developed specialized programs that are designed to work with these seasoned professionals in sectors that we are interested in. Our programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each executive, whether they are looking to build their own company or acquire a business. We take a collaborative approach, working closely with our executive partners to identify opportunities and create value for all stakeholders.
Our team has a deep understanding of the industries in which we invest, and we leverage our expertise to help executives navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with building and growing successful businesses. We are committed to building strong, long-term partnerships with our executive partners, and we are confident that our programs will help them achieve their goals and maximize their potential.
We also offer specialized programs for intermediaries that can source proprietary introductions for us. These programs are detailed below.
The program is an executive-led, buy-and-build acquisition strategy. Century Park Capital teams up with an Operating Partner or C-level executive in a targeted sector, dedicating a deal team and search resources to a defined investment area. The executive partner (“Century Leader”) works exclusively with Century Park Capital to build an investment thesis, source acquisition candidates using their network, evaluate opportunities, and become intimately and actively involved with an acquired platform company either as an active chairperson or company C-level executive.
For a list of current executives we are actively working with, click here.
Members of the Century Park Executive Council help guide and manage portfolio companies from a strategic angle. These individuals typically have deep industry experience and a desire to have board-level involvement with our investments. Executive Council members are not responsible for sourcing transactions, but they almost always join us to visit potential companies we are targeting for investment.
For a list of current executives we are actively working with, click here.
We are committed to identifying and executing the best possible investment opportunities for our investors. To this end, we have offer a unique program called “Emerald Advisors” to incentivize intermediaries to bring us transaction opportunities directly. These may be sitiatuons where a process was run but didn’t acheive the outcome for the owner, or perhaps an owner is uninterested in dealing with the pressure and scrutiny of a “full blown” process. Under our program, we create a win-win-win situation for the business owner, intermediary and Century Park. Business owners work with a fair, experienced, high integrity group that will offer a fair valuation while avoiding a distracting M&A process; intermediaries benefit from the additional financial incentive to bring us high-quality introductions, and when there is a fit, Century Park can spend our time on transactions outside of noisy processes.
We are committed to driving sustainable growth for our portfolio companies and creating positive impact for society and the environment. We believe that strong ESG performance can be essential to achieving these goals, and as such, we have established an ESG program that is appropriate for the lower middle market companies we invest in. Our ESG program is designed to integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations into relevant stages of the investment process. From due diligence to exit, we identify and address ESG risks and opportunities to enhance long-term value creation. We work closely with our portfolio companies to develop and implement ESG initiatives. By prioritizing ESG factors, we strive to build resilient, responsible businesses that can drive positive change and create lasting value for all stakeholders.
“When you relinquish control of your 50-year-old family business you hope your new partners will respect the traditions, the culture, and the team you have created. My association with Century Park has been everything I could have hoped for and more. It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to work with Guy, Adam, Matt, and the rest of the board, plus the management team put in place to shepherd Covercraft’s growth through this exciting time. They have done an outstanding job creating value and positioning the company for the future with our new partners."
“When evaluating strategic alternatives for ICM Products, Inc., my number one object was to find an equity partner that I could trust with the business we had built for the last 22 years. After having met with a number of firms over the years, we decided to partner with Century Park because they demonstrated a level of honesty and integrity from day one that we had seen from very few others.”
"Since investing in Cirtec, Century Park helped management focus on the bigger picture — to see what is possible. We achieved great success with Century Park’s guidance."
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Century Park, ever since I met them in 2006—almost 20 years ago. I have closed 13 acquisitions with them, both as a CEO as well as board member of various portfolio companies. The Century Park professionals are some of the highest integrity folks in the private equity world, and they care immensely about doing the right thing. I trust them implicitly.”
"I partnered with the Century Park team in early 2021 with the purpose of finding a strong performance coatings platform to acquire and build. NCP is a robust competitor in the military and industrial performance coatings markets with a unique, technology-driven product portfolio and long-standing customer base spanning multiple decades in some cases."
"We are so excited to be joining the Century Park family. With the auto aftermarket and e-commerce expertise they are bringing to CJ Pony Parts, we absolutely feel like we have picked the right partner for our next chapter of growth."
"I considered how best to achieve business growth while continuing to provide a high quality of service to our customers. I wanted to work with a private equity firm that shared our commitment to customers, partners, and employees, so I strategically selected Century Park, whose values align with our own. Century Park is well-known for partnering with experienced management teams to yield positive market growth while continuing to foster a culture of customer-centricity and service excellence. With this investment, we accelerate our vision to become the premier partner for a broad suite of solutions across multiple geographies and industry verticals."
"We’re excited to partner with Century Park for our next phase of growth. We were highly selective in our search for a new partner and chose Century Park because of their shared vision of providing outstanding value to our clients and their track record of backing businesses at a similar stage of strategic growth and transformation."
Dr. Peter Zucker
"Dominion Care has done a tremendous job building out a variety of vital services for its clients and consumers throughout Virginia. Partnering with Century Park will allow the introduction of additional resources, infrastructure, and expertise to help the company grow and expand the scope and impact of what they do throughout the mid-Atlantic area."
"We couldn't be more excited about our partnership with Century Park. Their extensive expertise in IT Services and corporate development are invaluable assets that will help to propel us towards achieving our strategic goals. Their collaborative approach and unwavering focus on customers and employees make them the ideal partner to support our growth and success."