Partners in Building Businesses

28 Years of Exceptional Growth

For nearly three decades, Gryphon Investors has supported management teams in achieving transformational growth and returns.

Our industry-focused investment teams include finance professionals, former C-suite executives, and functional specialists in a distinctive, integrated model that is purpose-built around the real needs of middle-market management teams. Further, each of our three investment strategies—Flagship, Heritage, and Junior Capital—has its own dedicated teams and funds.  

The engine of this model—and a core component of Gryphon’s competitive edge—is our inclusive, no-ego culture of collaboration. With integrity and transparency, our investment and operating professionals work hand-in-hand to support management teams as they build enduring businesses.

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Gryphon by the Numbers

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A Portfolio of Industry Leaders

Our investment portfolio is comprised of market leaders with defensible and scalable competitive advantages.

Since 1995, Gryphon has made more than 70 platform investments and executed more than 525 add-on acquisitions across our five specialized industry groups, in collaboration with over 15 dedicated operating partners.

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Partnerships with Management Teams

Partnership demands trust. We’ve built our team without compromise to achieve that trust, allowing us to work with company leadership teams to achieve enduring success.

— Mark Klein, President at Kano Laboratories
"Gryphon is a trusted partner with a track record of success. They give top priority to acting with integrity and behaving as partners. They responsively enlisted industry experts and resources to help accelerate growth and value creation. Strong management plus Gryphon’s extensive experience are a winning combination!" — Mark Klein, President at Kano Laboratories
— Mary van Praag, CEO of Milani
“Gryphon has been a phenomenal partner to Milani as we have accelerated our growth and become a disruptive force in the cosmetics industry. They have helped me recruit a world class management team and brought strategic insights to help us deliver on our value creation initiatives. With Gryphon, we are providing the best value proposition for our customers and stakeholders.” — Mary van Praag, CEO of Milani
— Brian DeWolf, CEO of Vessco Water
"Gryphon has been a great partner for us as we build our industry-changing company. Their focus on trust and collaboration allows the management team to flourish and maintain the great culture that is the foundation of our success. Gryphon’s business expertise and vast resources are always available and definitely make us better together. That has made all the difference." — Brian DeWolf, CEO of Vessco Water
— Larry Kraska, CEO of Aqua Dermatology & two-time Gryphon Portfolio Company CEO
"I’ve had the opportunity to work with over a dozen different private equity firms. Gryphon tops my list in industry expertise, thought leadership, partnership with management, integrity, and results. We engage with Gryphon Deal and Operations professionals through weekly sounding board sessions, strategic planning, impactful business building initiatives, recruitment of key managers through the network of their Operations professionals, and support of our M&A function. They really are partners in building businesses." — Larry Kraska, CEO of Aqua Dermatology & two-time Gryphon Portfolio Company CEO
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