About

Transition Capital Partners ("TCP") is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. TCP is affiliated with the Patterson Thoma Family office.

TCP partners with management teams to build sustainable value in businesses over the long-term, without the artificial constraints fundraising cycles create for traditional private equity funds. With more than twenty years of proven success, we have a long track record of collaborating with our partners to accelerate the growth of lower middle market companies.

Patient, Flexible Capital

TCP is a family office funded, private investment firm. We partner with management teams to build sustainable value in businesses over the long-term, without the artificial constraints fundraising cycles create for traditional private equity funds. TCP is not bound by many of the investment restrictions that hamper traditional private equity funds, allowing us to offer flexible solutions to our management partners.

Long Track Record of Success

Founded in 1993 and with over 40 acquisitions completed, we have been successfully investing in lower middle market companies for a long time. We believe our reputation for being a value added partner has been earned through real experience, both our successes and failures.

What You See is What You Get

We are a small, focused investment team. For a reason. We take our partnerships with management teams very seriously and we believe that it is the people and the relationships that make the difference. We only make one to two investments a year so we can concentrate on providing our management partners the time, attention, and contributions that they expect and deserve. The TCP team you meet in the first meeting will be your partners all the way, making the decisions and doing the work. With us, you never meet the A team and wind up with the B team.

Focus on the Lower Middle Market

For over 20 years we've been doing the exact same thing, partnering with management teams to create long-term value in businesses under $100 million in revenue, often under $50 million in revenue. Why do we choose to invest in "small" companies? Because we passionately believe that entrepreneurial companies always have opportunities for significant growth if you get the people part right, and there are many more opportunities for us to have a more meaningful impact on the business through best practices, past experiences and our deep network of relationships. Unlike other groups that "dip down" to buy smaller companies in certain markets, this is all we have ever done. We've always been here, and we always will be.

Best of Both Worlds

We provide patient, flexible capital with an experienced team of private equity professionals with a long track record of success focused on creating long-term sustainable value in middle market businesses.