PE/VC  Mainsail Partners

     Office Locations:

One Front Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-391-3150
Fax: 415-727-4111



  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2003, Mainsail Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, early stage, and turnaround situations. The firm seeks to invest in business services, specialized publishing, business process outsourcing, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical services, light manufacturing, education, vocational training, life sciences, credit and collections, specialized logistics and distribution, software, Internet-based services, e-commerce, wireless technology, technology-enabled services, marketing services, and information services sectors. Mainsail prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and Canada. The firm invests between $5 million and $15 million or up to $40 million of equity capital in companies with annual revenues between $4 million and $50 million and an EBITDA between $1 million and $8 million. Mainsail makes investments in bootstrapped companies that have risen minimal outside capital to fund their operations.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    C. Jason Payne Managing Partner
    Chris Cassidy Operating Partner
    David Farsai Associate
    David Ulrich Associate
    Gavin Turner Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Minority Growth







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