About | One Equity Partners

About Us

One Equity Partners is a middle market private equity firm with over $4 billion in assets under management focused on transformative combinations within the industrial, healthcare and technology sectors in North America and Europe.

One Equity Partners was founded in 2001, as the in-house private equity arm of Bank One, and in 2005 transitioned to JPMorgan in the same capacity. In January 2015, One Equity Partners spun-out from JPMorgan to establish the firm as an independent management company, continuing its successful middle market investment strategy from JPMorgan.

In February 2017, the firm completed fundraising for One Equity Partners VI L.P., with total capital commitments of $1.65 billion, surpassing its target. One Equity Partners VI was the firm’s first fund raised with outside capital. One Equity Partners has completed more than 150 transactions and has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt.

Investment Guidelines

TARGET COMPANY SIZE

Revenue of $100 - $800 million

EBITDA

EBITDA of $10 - $70 million

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

North America & Europe

INDUSTRIES

Healthcare

Industrials and related services

Technology and technology services

OWNERSHIP

Control-oriented investments with flexible structure

Investment Process

One Equity Partners' philosophy is based on partnership. We strive to build valuable relationships with business owners in order to transform middle market companies into market leaders. We believe that combinations lead to better companies and we employ a flexible ownership structure in order to drive real value for the businesses and management teams with which we partner.

The IRON Investment Process is the cycle through which One Equity Partners develops and refines investment themes.

Industry Expertise

Our industry sector experts develop investment themes focused on acquiring attractive and scalable businesses that can benefit from transformative combinations. Our deal team and operations professionals work together closely to actively manage the transformation process.

Research

With a focus on identifying synergies and the potential for transformative combinations, we develop investment themes, create analytics, and conduct thorough research.

Networking

Our industry experts network with the customers, suppliers and competitors of target companies to identify specific opportunities and better understand the objectives of strategic buyers.

Operations Experience

Our operations professionals provide feedback on investment themes and identify growth opportunities. They also surface challenges that may limit the potential of target companies.

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Investment Theme