Investment Strategy

WEP invests in the form of buyouts and recapitalizations. We seek to generate industry leading equity returns by partnering with strong management teams and helping them grow and improve their businesses. WEP leverages a number of tenured operating executives across each of our core business sectors to evaluate and provide strategic direction to our portfolio companies.

Investment Parameters

WEP invests in growing companies with $3-$15 million of EBITDA. Target an investment size of $5-$40 million in each platform.

Industries

WEP targets companies in the industrial and business services sectors with focus on infrastructure maintenance and repair.

Partnerships

We recognize that private equity investing is about partnerships – partnerships with owners, executives and employees of our portfolio companies. As owners, we are transparent in communicating our goals for each investment and collaborate with our management teams to build strategies to achieve those goals.

Structures

We are flexible on the types of equity structures we employ, recognizing that companies have differing capital needs. We are buyout-focused and will selectively consider minority recapitalizations with control rights.

Financial Policy

We do not employ aggressive leverage in our transactions. We believe that leverage restricts management’s ability to pursue growth opportunities in middle market businesses.

Geography

Primarily focused on North America.