PE  Saratoga Partners

     Office Locations:

535 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-906-7800
Fax: 212-750-3343



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Saratoga Partners is an independent, New York based investment firm making private equity investments in partnership with management, in the media and telecommunications, business services and manufacturing industries. Saratoga Partners, founded in 1984 as the corporate buyout group of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., has led buyout investments in 33 companies with an aggregate acquisition value in excess of $3.7 billion across economic, market and interest rate cycles. Saratoga Partners has managed partnerships with more than $750 million in committed and invested capital pursuing private equity investments in enterprises valued between $50 and $500 million. In 1998, Saratoga Partners spun out as an independent entity owned by its management following the acquisition of Dillon Read by Swiss Bank Corporation (a predecessor to UBS AG). Saratoga transactions generally involve 25% or more equity in the capital structure, with certain investments initially involving as much as 100% equity capitalization. Another division, Saratoga Investment Corp., manages both an SBIC-licensed subsidiary and a $400 million Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund. These diverse funding sources, combined with a permanent capital base, enable Saratoga to offer a broad range of financing solutions, including subordinated debt, first and second lien loans, one-stop and unitranche structures and equity co-investments. Saratoga Investment Corp. seeks to partner with business owners (equity sponsors, fundless sponsors, family-owned businesses) and management teams and craft capital structures that enable them to pursue their business plans. Saratoga focuses on the lower end of the middle market, targeting US-based cash flow positive companies with annual revenues between $10 and $100 million and EBITDA in excess of $2 million.

    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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    Charles P. Durkin Senior Advisor
    Christian L. Oberbeck Managing Director
    David Niemiec Senior Advisor
    John Macmurray
    John P. Birkelund Senior Advisor


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advanced Lighting
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      Atlantic Cellular Company
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      Cannell Communications

      Capital Markets Assurance

      Communications Software Consultants
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      Data Return
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      Equality Specialties
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      EUR Systems
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      Gulf Coast Coca-Cola Bottling

      Hawaiian Wireless
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      Hi-Lo Automotive
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      J&W Scientific
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      James Communications
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      NAT Transaction Processing
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      Scovill Fasteners
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      STC Wireless Resources
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      The Bowery Saving Bank

      USI Insurance Services
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      Viking Office Products
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