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

Heartwood Partners is a middle market private equity firm with an investment strategy rooted in stability, strength, and performance.

We strive to create a unique symbiosis for businesses to achieve their goals by serving as a strategic capital partner with an investment strategy centered around low leverage and high cash flow. We capitalize our companies with roughly half the debt typically used in private equity so our companies can thrive in more difficult economic climates or when business challenges arise.

Heartwood Partners seeks to fuel growth trajectories of companies by supporting and instilling confidence in their management teams through a combination of a strong balance sheet and many years of investment, marketing, operations, and human resources experience.

1982

Year Founded1

28

Dedicated Team Professionals

400+

Combined Years of Experience Among Senior Leadership

70+

Corporate, Manufacturing, and Production Locations Across the U.S.

1. Heartwood Partners’ predecessor was founded in 1982 and was branded Capital Partners.

Our History

1982

Brian Fitzgerald forms Capital Partners, the predecessor to Heartwood Partners

1982

1982-2004

2004

2005

2006-2008

2007-2011

2011-2014

2014

2012-2017

2017

2018-2019

2020