Altas Partners

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Altas is an investment firm with a long-term orientation, focused on delivering outstanding results through the active ownership of high-quality businesses

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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.

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The Altas team is singularly focused on acquiring and building great businesses and achieving outstanding results

Andrew Sheiner Andrew Sheiner Founder, Managing Partner
Scott Werry Scott Werry Managing Partner
Paul Nicoletti Paul Nicoletti Partner, Chief Operating Officer
David Brent Partner
Damon Conway Damon Conway Partner
Sam Guo Sam Guo Principal
Patrick Brown Patrick Brown Director
Jack Hansen Jack Hansen Director
Gareth Domingo Associate
James Hammond James Hammond Associate
Krishna Murali Krishna Murali Associate
Kevin Yu Associate
Dharmesh Samji Dharmesh Samji Vice President, Finance
Lisa Dinnick Lisa Dinnick Director of Communications

Our Advisory Board includes highly seasoned executives and experienced investors

    Team

  • Andrew Sheiner
  • Scott Werry
  • Christopher McElhone
  • Paul Nicoletti
  • David Brent
  • Damon Conway
  • Sam Guo
  • Patrick Brown
  • Jack Hansen
  • Gareth Domingo
  • James Hammond
  • Krishna Murali
  • Kevin Yu
  • Dharmesh Samji
  • Lisa Dinnick

    Advisory Board

  • Yves de Balmann
  • Dominic Barton
  • Anthony Bowe
  • John Francis
  • Andrew Hauptman
  • David Lawee
  • Joe Natale
  • Kathleen P. Taylor

We invest in high quality businesses and work hard to help them achieve their full potential

Capital Vision Services
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Medforth Global Healthcare Education
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NSC Minerals
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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

News

Altas Welcomes Kevin Yu
September 6, 2018
Altas Acquires NSC Minerals
October 11, 2013

    News

  • 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
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