Serve as a thoughtful and experienced sounding board for discussing management’s ideas
A little bit about us…
ClearLight’s heritage, dating back to the 1980’s, consists of investing in and then growing several operating businesses on behalf of a large, highly regarded Japanese public company. As operators, we successfully grew small companies into mid-size market leading companies. We also developed many successful investments as a holding company.
Through these experiences, we developed a strong, long-term relationship with our investor, SECOM, who nearly three decades later remains our sole limited partner. The backing, agility and autonomy provided by this structure has proven effective in positioning ClearLight as a different sort of capital partner – unusually patient and operator-centric – for growing middle-market companies.
To date, our principals have partnered with over 30 privately held businesses. Our team of investment professionals has assisted these businesses and their management teams in reaching a variety of objectives:
• Diversifying family wealth and providing shareholder liquidity
• Facilitating leadership succession
• Accelerating internal and external company growth
• Developing strategic plans
• Creating potential tax advantages from financial structure
• Accessing high-level contacts and best practices
Successful partnerships require clarity and predictability. Our foundation is built around doing what we say we’re going to do and being the right kind of contributors to your business.
A successful path mandates collaboration and a shared vision. You will have team members who have operated successful businesses and have the experience, financial ability and capability to clarify the way forward.
While tough to predict exactly how the future will unfold, we can point to a successful track record that backs up our claim of delivering the outcome you desire.
The ClearLight Way
The ClearLight strategy is to invest in industry-leading companies with talented management teams, and to work hard to help them achieve the next phase of success.
ClearLight takes a long-term view toward building value and driving growth in our investments. During a typical five-to-seven year partnership with a portfolio company, we endeavor to provide our management partners with the extensive real-world operating and financial experience of our network. As board members of our portfolio companies, we aim to ensure a collaborative environment and a strong alignment of interests with management.
As a capital partner, we seek to:
Where to from here?
The ClearLight team offers a blend of strategic insight, financial sophistication and operating experience.
The time is now. We are open to all inquiries and are always searching for our next great success story. Will it be you?