A More Aligned Style of Private Equity Investment
for Founders, Management Teams and Investors

In the 1980s, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners pioneered a specialized approach to private equity investing: Structured Private Equity. The firm’s founders sought a way to invest in privately held U.S. businesses that ensured regular cash flow from those investments, rather than relying solely upon an assumed gain at the sale of the investment, years in the future.

Dena Tripp

“As we were deciding to engage a private equity firm, my biggest concern as an owner was ensuring the brand was protected; the quality of the product remained our number one focus, and the relationships with our bakery owners were important. After engaging with LLCP, we absolutely were very like-minded so that fear was eliminated. I most appreciate LLCP’s approach of truly partnering with management, entrusting our team to run the company while being a reliable advisor and sounding board.”

Dena Tripp, Co-Founder/Chairperson, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Background image
Principles of Structured Private Equity Investing:
Invest in a combination of debt and equity securities
Deliver value to management
Seek majority control ownership positions
Partner with experienced management teams with proven track records

“It has been a true pleasure partnering with the LLCP team through this time of unprecedented growth. We appreciate their support and expertise in advancing our strategic initiatives, their unwavering confidence in our management team and the capital they provided to acquire complementary businesses.”

Jason Cianciarulo, CEO, Jonathan Engineered Solutions
For management teams, LLCP’s competitive advantage stems from the firm’s unique value proposition as a partner to its portfolio companies:
Advantages illustration
Focus on entrepreneurs and executives who value meaningful equity ownership in their companies
Highly tailored, flexible investment approach meets the needs of management teams who seek long-term capital with less equity dilution than traditional alternatives
Align management and investor interests by allowing management to participate in both subordinated debt and equity investments
While LLCP is a control investor, the firm works collaboratively to amplify the management team’s vision for growth