The partners of Odyssey Investment are on a quest for companies primed for growth. The firm manages some $2.5 billion in capital via three equity funds that invest mainly in established middle-market companies. An active investor that acquires majority stakes in firms and partners with their management, Odyssey Investment Partners seeks out sectors or markets that could benefit from regulatory or economic changes. It focuses on the industrial manufacturing, business and financial services, aerospace and defense, energy, equipment rental, and logistics industries. Portfolio companies include SM&A, Wastequip, and Safway.
Odyssey Investment Partners has offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Odyssey Investment Parters' investment strategy is focused on established middle-market companies. The firm also seeks to invest in markets that can benefit from economic changes, industry trends, regulatory changes, or market dislocations. Odyssey works closely with its portfolio companies to drive growth, boost revenues, and increase profits. The main goal is to transform middle-market companies into larger entities with bigger market share. In 2013 the investment firm agreed to acquire Georgia-based Fischbein LLC, a top supplier of packaging machinery and material handling equipment.
Investing its fourth fund (its first is no longer active), Odyssey Investment typically acquired two or three companies each year. In 2011 Odyssey acquired mobile crane rental company TNT Crane & Rigging, as well as disposable glove maker BarrierSafe Solutions International. The following year Odyssey bought L-com, Inc., a provider of wired and wireless connectivity products.
Odyssey Investment Partners was co-founded in 1993 by chairman Stephen Berger and co-presidents and managing principals Brian Kwait and William Hopkins.
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