The Genstar culture

We are financial investors partnering with talented operators. Our flat structure and single-office focus encourages collaboration and creates synergy across our investment areas.

We embrace entrepreneurial thinking

We support fast decision-making and are excited and eager to put additional capital behind great people. From day one, we run alongside our management teams as fast as they want to go.

We empower our teams

We believe that success comes from strong, empowered leaders—both within our firm and the companies in which we invest. Our goal is to provide the resources and support necessary to help our leaders do great things.

We value authentic relationships

Investing in business is investing in people. We appreciate that transparency and respect are paramount to maintaining healthy, supportive relationships with our companies.

Our Story

Founded in 1988, Genstar has built a solid track record of helping middle market companies in targeted sectors flourish. We operate as one team with a single office in the heart of San Francisco. Our vision is to help build lasting, impactful businesses that will continue to succeed well beyond our ownership.

Our Investments

Genstar currently has $8.5 billion in assets under management. We are currently managing our eighth fund and actively looking for investment opportunities in founder owned companies, public company orphans, corporate carve-outs and traditional buyouts.

Our Team

Genstar’s 40+ professionals includes experts in financial transactions, deal sourcing and M&A, as well as a deep network of sector-specific specialists. Additionally, our Strategic Advisory Board consists of operational experts (usually current and former C-level executives) from the industries in which we invest. Our companies benefit greatly from this combination of financial acumen and real-world operations experience.

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