About the Firm

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes structured equity investments in middle market companies located primarily in the United States.  Structured equity utilizes a combination of debt and equity securities that results in more ownership for operating management teams.  LLCP has managed approximately $10.8 billion of institutional capital since inception on behalf of a worldwide network of investors. These investors include state and corporate pension plans, insurance companies, fund of funds, family offices, foundations and endowments. Established in California in 1984 by Arthur E. Levine and Lauren B. Leichtman, the Firm has expanded geographically with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, London, Stockholm and The Hague. Since inception, LLCP has invested in over 80 middle-market companies in the following industries:

  • Consumer/Branded Products
  • Franchises
  • Business Services
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Engineered Products/Light Manufacturing

The Firm has a proven business philosophy of investing alongside entrepreneurs and management teams who have meaningful equity ownership in their companies.  LLCP has developed a tailored, highly flexible investment approach to meet the investment needs of management teams that require long-term capital, but wish to minimize equity dilution.  

LLCP’s ability to invest in the debt and equity of our portfolio companies provides us the flexibility to finance the entire capital structure thereby shortening the investment process and bringing more certainty to transaction closings.