April 20, 2022

Heartwood Partners is Proud to be Included in GCI Publishing’s Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market™

Heartwood Partners has been included in GCI Publishing’s Top PE Firms in the Middle Market™.  It is the oldest and most respected program designed specifically to acknowledge and promote small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market.  

“The entire team at Heartwood Partners is pleased that our commitment to partnership with families, founders and management teams, our innovative lower-debt, cash yielding approach to investment structure, and our strong financial and operational support for growing middle-market companies has been recognized by GCI Publishing as placing us among the Top 50 PE Firms,” said Robert Tucker, Managing Partner of Heartwood Partners.  

Heartwood Partners has a track record of partnering with family and management owners to help them continue to build their businesses.  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, Managing Director


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.