Alston Capital Partners

private equity for the environment

private equity for the environment

Alston Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on middle market businesses in the environmental sector. We are experienced investors who have invested in over 35 businesses and have a demonstrated track record of working with owners and managers to take companies with unrealized potential to new levels of performance and value.

who we are

We target investments principally in the environmental sector as defined in the Thesis and Focus sections. Alston maintains an extensive network of operating executives and thought leaders that have deep knowledge in our focus areas. We believe that the target sector provides opportunities to invest in companies that deliver products and services that both benefit society and provide significant opportunity to realize outsized returns.

Our investment approach is based on aligning incentives and harmonizing the vision, strategy, and execution of the organization to fully realize untapped potential. We have a demonstrated track record over the past three decades of successfully partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and professional managers to accelerate businesses into high performing organizations with improved growth, profitability, and strategic value.

STRATEGY

investment criteria

Strategy

Alston Capital Partners targets investments principally in the environmental sector. We will consider opportunities in other sectors in which Alston’s principals and network have deep industry knowledge or have prior investment experience.

 

Alston believes that the target sectors provide opportunities to invest in companies that can benefit from our ability to assist in identifying and choosing growth initiatives, enhancing operating platforms, professionalizing financial and managerial reporting systems, and executing strategic mergers and acquisitions.

types of investments we make

Transaction Types

Control or co-control buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds and minority investments

Target Sectors

Environmental

Target Company Location

Headquartered in the United States and Canada

Target Company Size

Companies generating between $5 million and $30 million of EBITDA.

Wastewater clarifying tank

Control or co-control buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds and minority investments

Composting yard

Control or co-control buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds and minority investments

Industrial cleaning high pressure hosing

Control or co-control buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds and minority investments

Alston Capital Partners seeks to invest in companies generally characterized by:
  • sector or geographic leadership in sustainable and noncyclical growth niches
  • predictable free cash flow characteristics
  • high barriers to competitive entry
  • the opportunity for substantial value creation due to sector dynamics and/or company characteristics
  • management teams with a desire to build a best-in-class organization

Alston Capital Partners investment type and size includes:

  • control or co-control buyouts, recapitalizations, divestitures, growth equity, turnarounds, and structured minority investments
  • headquartered in the United States or Canada
  • companies generating between $5 million and $30 million of EBITDA
  • we focus on the environmental sector as defined by our macro driven thesis