February 23, 2023

Heartwood Partners Featured on BluWave’s Karma School of Business Podcast

Demetrios Dounis, Partner at Heartwood Partners, recently joined Sean Mooney on BluWave’s Karma School of Business Podcast to discuss:

  • His path to private equity
  • Heartwood’s approach to value creation
  • Advice to business owners thinking about bringing in a PE partner
  • Best practices for add-on acquisition integrations
  • And more

You can listen to the full podcast on your preferred streaming platforms or at the link here.

Heartwood Partners has a track record of partnering with founder, family, and management-held businesses to help them continue to build their companies. Our approach combines strategic execution with conservative capital structures to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products, services, and end markets. Please visit the Heartwood Partners website at www.heartwoodpartners.com to review our approach and investment portfolio.

Please contact the following members of the investment team at Heartwood Partners with investment or add-on opportunities:

John Willert, Partner


John Newman, Principal


About Heartwood Partners

Heartwood Partners has been dedicated to investing in private companies for over 37 years, developing a well-established track record of supporting management teams to build and grow their companies, both organically and by add-on acquisition. You can learn more about Heartwood Partners at www.heartwoodpartners.com. We are currently investing from a $600 million committed fund, Heartwood Partners Private Equity Income Fund III, LP. In addition, we have access to additional equity capital through co-investment from our limited partners. Our approach is designed for a longer-term investment horizon (our average investment period has been 5-7 years) and to capitalize portfolio businesses conservatively using significantly more equity and less debt than is typical in private equity investments. We do this to strengthen portfolio company balance sheets, create significant operating and bank covenant flexibility and perpetuate a business’ ability to pay a cash yield out of excess cash flow to shareholders and management.