September 23, 2020

Heartwood Partners Continues To Build A High-Performing Team

To accommodate its continued growth, Heartwood Partners is pleased to announce that Demetrios Dounis has joined the firm as a Managing Director, effective August 10, 2020. In conjunction with other Managing Directors of the firm, Demetrios will focus on leading new platform and add-on acquisition investments and providing oversight, guidance, and support to the firm’s portfolio of twelve companies.

Prior to joining Heartwood Partners, Demetrios had been a Partner with The Compass Group, a middle-market private equity firm. During his thirteen years with Compass, Demetrios was active in all aspects of the investment and portfolio management process and developed particular experience working with environmental services, niche manufacturing, and branded consumer companies. Prior to Compass, Demetrios worked within the investment banking group of UBS and he began his career with Deloitte.

Demetrios received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. from Rutgers University. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a CPA.

About Heartwood Partners

With its predecessor founded in 1982, Heartwood Partners is a middle market private equity firm focused on executing a unique higher-equity, cash-yielding strategy. Since inception, we have successfully invested in over 100 platform and add-on companies across several committed funds and various economic environments.

We partner with management teams to create a symbiotic ecosystem for their businesses and help them achieve their goals by utilizing roughly half the industry-standard debt levels, investing in growth initiatives, and actively supporting our portfolio companies with decades of value-creation and hands-on management experience.

Heartwood Partners has $1 billion of assets under management and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.