- Altas Partners to Acquire Tecta America
October 29, 2018
- Altas to Acquire a Significant Interest in Hub International
October 17, 2018
- Altas Welcomes Kevin Yu
September 6, 2018
- Dominic Barton Joins Advisory Board
August 27, 2018
- Altas Welcomes Gareth Domingo
August 14, 2018
- Altas Welcomes David Brent
July 23, 2018
- St. George’s University in the News
June 26, 2018
- Altas Partners to acquire University of St. Augustine
May 3, 2018
- Altas Acquires Significant Interest in PADI
June 28, 2017
- David Lawee joins Advisory Board
June 24, 2017
- Joe Natale joins Advisory Board
September 30, 2016
- The Omaha play: Buy-out firms are seeking out longer-term investments
September 10, 2016
- Altas Welcomes Damon Conway
June 27, 2016
- Altas doubles down on long-term vision with $1-billion fundraising
May 2, 2016
- Altas Partners Raises $1 Billion for Longer-Life Private-Equity Fund
May 2, 2016
- Altas Partners Completes US$1 Billion Fundraise
May 2, 2016
- Burgeoning Altas Partners inks third private equity deal
August 17, 2015
- Altas Invests in Capital Vision Services
August 17, 2015
- Kathleen Taylor joins Advisory Board
June 1, 2015
- Going long: Why Altas Partners and OPTrust invested in St. George’s University
August 25, 2014
- With an eye on the long term, ex-Onex star has big goals for Altas
August 8, 2014
- St. George’s University Lands $750M Investment Deal
August 8, 2014
- Altas partners with St. George’s University
August 8, 2014
- Altas Adds to Firm’s Advisory Board
June 1, 2014
- Altas Acquires NSC Minerals
October 11, 2013
- Andrew Sheiner on the Changing Face of Private Equity
March 18, 2013
- Scott Werry to join Altas Partners
February 14, 2013
Altas is an investment firm with a long-term orientation, focused on delivering outstanding results through the active ownership of high-quality businesses
We are different from many other investors. Founded in 2012, Altas pioneered an approach to private equity investing that recognizes the power of combining a flexible time horizon with an intense focus on value creation.
We appreciate the limitations of traditional private equity and set out to build a firm dedicated to building great businesses, thoughtfully and purposefully, in partnership with outstanding management teams.
As investors, our objective is to generate excellent returns. We do this by being discerning in our choice of businesses, and dedicated in our ownership of them. Each year we evaluate a large number of opportunities to identify one or two that are compelling.
Our objective is to realize on our efforts with each business not when our time is up, but when our work is done. This allows us to make strategic decisions for each business with a view toward significant and sustainable value creation.
We focus on investments from $150 million to $750 million or more of equity as we like the combination of quality and opportunity that these businesses can represent.
We invest in high-quality businesses that are hard to replicate and typically enjoy the following characteristics: market leadership, attractive cash flow profile and returns on re-invested capital, and minimal risk of obsolescence.
Today we steward more than $4 billion of our partners’ capital.
The Altas team is singularly focused on acquiring and building great businesses and achieving outstanding results
Founded in 1966, PADI provides certification offerings including instructional materials, identification cards, logbooks and other items to certify and train scuba divers across a full spectrum of skill levels from recreational to professional.
PADI enjoys a leading market position globally, with more than 25 million diver certifications around the globe. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, with regional offices in Canada, UK, China, Japan and Australia, PADI supports the efforts of individual professional members, dive centers and resorts in more than 183 countries.
Founded in 2001, Capital Vision Services (CVS) provides management services to affiliated independent MyEyeDr. O.D. (MyEyeDr.) optometrists. CVS offers a complete array of financial, marketing, human resources and accounting services, along with managed care credentialing and claims processing.
MyEyeDr. practices offer patients exceptional vision care services and a wide selection of prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. MyEyeDr. affiliated practices have grown steadily through new location openings and collaborative acquisitions, from a single practice in the Washington D.C. metro area in 2001 to more than 400 locations in 17 states.
Medforth Global Healthcare Education is an organization dedicated to addressing the growing global need for high-quality medical and healthcare professional training.
Its schools demonstrate a history of providing excellent teaching and student support, with an emphasis on training healthcare professionals who serve with knowledge, compassion, dedication and expertise. Medforth seeks to address the shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals, particularly in medically underserved communities. Its educational institutions include St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, one of the world’s leading universities committed to outstanding medical and healthcare education.
Students are taught by leading educators in state-of-the-art facilities, creating an outstanding student experience. The results are graduates with excellent academic outcomes and career opportunities. St. George’s University has more than 17,000 graduates, including physicians who have practiced medicine in all 50 US states, Canada, as well as 50 other countries.
Founded in 1988 and based in Saskatchewan, Canada, NSC Minerals is the market-leading provider of salt for road safety, industrial and agricultural applications, serving customers including municipal, provincial and state governments in Western Canada and the North Central United States.
We established a set of guiding principles at the founding of our firm
Collaboration We promote a culture that is collegial yet grounded in open, thorough and critical debate
Alignment We invest our own capital alongside our investors’ and insist that our management team partners do the same
Responsibility We capitalize our businesses responsibly to withstand economic cycles and other factors beyond our control
Accountability We prefer significant ownership stakes and the responsibilities this entails
Integrity We always conduct ourselves with integrity
Excellence We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business
Quality We focus on stable, high-quality businesses that have sustainable advantages, good long-term prospects and attractive return-on-capital characteristics
Partnership We partner with talented management teams and provide them with operational and strategic support to enhance the value of our businesses
They help guide us as we build Altas over time
We promote a culture that is collegial yet grounded in open, thorough and critical debate
We invest our own capital alongside our investors’ and insist that our management team partners do the same
We capitalize our businesses responsibly to withstand economic cycles and other factors beyond our control
We focus on stable, high-quality businesses that have sustainable advantages, good long-term prospects and attractive return-on-capital characteristics
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