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Integrity Shapes
Our Approach
New Opportunities
Building Great
Industry Leaders
in Action

Heartwood Partners

The word heartwood refers to the solid, innermost part of a tree trunk, which yields the strongest timber and provides support to the tree.

Tracing its roots back to 1982, Heartwood Partners intertwines deep strategic and financial expertise to be a true partner to founders and owners seeking to enhance their businesses’ performance.


Assets Under Management*


Platform Investments*


Add-On Acquisitions*


Average equity capitalization*

*For newly acquired platforms and platforms acquired and sold since 2005

*$1.4B+ Assets under management as of 12/31/2023

Integrity, Core
to Our Approach

Our goal at Heartwood Partners has been and continues to be to provide a unique ecosystem within the world of private equity for founder, family and management-held businesses to achieve their goals and thrive. We do this by capitalizing businesses more conservatively, encouraging family and management owners to retain some ownership alongside us, and bringing deep operating experience and skilled resources to support management teams.


Robert Tucker

Managing Partner

Fostering an Environment for Performance

Our unique higher-equity, lower-debt approach provides our management teams and their companies a platform from which they can develop and implement growth plans with greater confidence.

Building Great
Industry Leaders

Our companies are characterized by more than strong performance; we also seek to back reliable and committed management teams with proven track records.

Partnership in Action

Our investment structure and value-add approach have branched out to meaningful, lasting results for our portfolio companies and founder-owners.

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Creating value at a plastics colorants business with a strategic add-on acquisition
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Twitchell Technical Products is a vertically integrated producer of engineered technical fabrics and coated materials.
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Roll-Rite is the premier manufacturer of tarping systems.
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Industry Recognition