KarpReilly, LLC is a private investment firm, founded by Allan Karp and Chris Reilly, whose primary mission is to partner with premier small to mid-size growth companies and help them achieve their long-term vision. KarpReilly currently manages funds and affiliates with capital commitments in excess of $500 million. Over the past 15 years, the principals of KarpReilly have invested in, sat on the boards of and nurtured over 25 growth companies.
We provide more than just capital and financial expertise as evidenced by the fact that on average our portfolio companies have quadrupled in size during our ownership. We help our companies achieve their growth plans by:
Unlike most private equity investors, who invest between 1-2% of their own capital in each deal, we invest over 25% of our own money, which ensures that we will act like true owners, not asset managers. This important distinction impacts our investment style and preferences as shown by our:
We generally invest in small to mid-size growth companies with strong managers that need equity capital of $10 to $75 million. We make majority or minority investments through a variety of transaction types including growth equity, management buyouts, acquisition financings and recapitalizations.