GROWTH-ORIENTED PRIVATE 

EQUITY FIRM

A Trusted Partner For Founders, Families, and Entrepreneurs

 

 

ABOUT

Based in San Diego, Seaside Equity Partners is a growth-oriented and operationally focused private equity firm that seeks to provide capital, resources and strategic support to leading mission critical services businesses that are headquartered in the Western United States.

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SECTOR FOCUS

Mission Critical Services

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

Western United States

CREATING

VALUE

Seaside Equity Partners collaborates with management and brings a refined set of standard operating procedures in areas of operational excellence: strategic planning, corporate finance, growth acceleration initiatives, brand building, marketing, recruiting, operations, supply chain/distribution, and financial reporting. Alongside this, Seaside Equity Partners' internal Portfolio Value Creation team delivers bespoke expertise, third party resources, relationships and independent board members to drive value creation initiatives.

ACCELERATE GROWTH

 

Both organically, and through acquisition.

EXPAND MARGINS

 

By improving operating efficiencies.

ENHANCE CASH FLOW

 

Through capital efficient investment and rigorous analytics.

IMPROVE POSITIONING

 

For attractive exit alternatives.

 
 

WHO WE PARTNER WITH

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INDUSTRY

Mission Critical Services

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GEOGRAPHY

Western U.S.

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ENTERPRISE VALUE

$10 to $150 million

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EBITDA

Less than $15 million

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PROFILE

Long-standing, family / founder owned, suitable for buy and build

OUR

PORTFOLIO

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Provider of end-to-end managed IT infrastructure solutions (MSP)

1 Add-on Acquisition

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Southern California’s leading provider of commercial plumbing services

7 Add-On Acquisitions

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Leading technology-enabled provider of continuing education and training services to healthcare professionals

Pursuing Add-On Acquisitions

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Full service provider of signs and outdoor marketing solutions in Southern California

Leading commercial roofing company based in Colorado

1 Add-On Acquisition

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Leading global marketer and distributor of premium hardscaping solutions for pools and outdoor surfaces

1 Add-On Acquisition

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Pioneer and recognized leader of emotional intelligence training for the world’s leading organizations

*Managed by ART Capital

 

OUR TEAM

The Seaside team possesses decades of experience partnering with founder and family-owned businesses in our target sectors. We bring together more than 50 years of expertise across greater than $1.0 billion of closed transactions.

INVESTMENT

Andrew has nearly two decades of corporate finance and transactional experience. Prior to forming Seaside, Andrew served as a Managing Director and Partner in the Direct Equity division of Wafra, Inc., where he pursued lower middle market buyouts from 2006-2017 and established a West Coast office in 2014. Wafra is a global alternative asset manager with over $20 billion in AUM. Andrew has an MBA from New York University and a BS from Indiana University. 

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Navid has several years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining Seaside, he was an investment professional at Golden Gate Capital, where he pursued private equity investments, primarily in the business services sector. Golden Gate Capital is an alternative asset manager with over $15 billion in AUM. Navid has an MBA from Wharton, an MS from Stanford, and a BS from UCLA. 

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Hiral has several years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining Seaside, he was an investment professional at Leeds Equity Partners in New York, where he pursued investments in the education, training and technology sectors. Hiral was previously an investment banker at William Blair. Hiral has a BBA and BA from The Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.

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ANDREW THOMPSON
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Prior to joining Seaside, Jesse was an Associate at Shea & Company, a software and technology enabled services focused investment bank. Jesse graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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JESSE KAY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
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JESSE KAY
VICE PRESIDENT
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NAVID SHIRAZI
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Noah has several years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining Seaside, he was an investment professional at EagleTree Capital in New York, where he pursued investments within the business services, consumer and industrial sectors. Noah was previously an investment banker at Citi. Noah has a BS in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Quantitative Finance and Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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JESSE KAY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
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NOAH SEIDENFELD
VICE PRESIDENT
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HIRAL PITHADIA
PRINCIPAL
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ORIGINATION & PORTFOLIO VALUE CREATION

Gabe is an experienced private equity investor and business development professional. Prior to joining Seaside, he was with Atlantic Street Capital. He began his investment career with The Gores Group, where he focused on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities. Prior to Gores, he was an investment banking professional with Houlihan Lokey.  Gabe has a MS from the University of Michigan and a BA from UCLA.

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Andrew has several years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining Seaside, he was in the strategy and transactions practice at Ernst & Young conducting buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence for transactions in the business services, industrials, and technology sectors. Previously he was in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young performing financial statement audits of public and private companies in various sectors. Andrew earned a BA and MS from the University of San Diego and is a licensed CPA in the state of California.

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GABE BECERRA
VICE PRESIDENT,
ORIGINATION
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ANDREW KLEAM
PRINCIPAL,
PORTFOLIO VALUE CREATION
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INTERMEDIARIES

Building collaborative relationships with intermediaries is a critical part of our success. Seaside has a track record of working with a broad network of referral sources including advisory firms, investment banks, business brokers, accounting firms, and operating partners. As a key success factor to cultivating these relationships, Seaside strives to deliver on the following:

RESPONSIVENESS

Origination professionals dedicated to fostering dialogue with both new and existing intermediaries.

TIMELY FEEDBACK

A streamlined internal review process to ensure intermediaries receive expedited feedback.

TRANSPARENCY

Devoted to understanding each of the stakeholder's objectives and facilitating clear and concise communications.

BUYSIDE REFERRAL PROGRAM

Our Buyside Referral Program is an opportunistic approach that allows anyone to participate in our investment origination process. At Seaside, we are always welcome to new ideas and value your consideration of us as a partner. As a reward for participation in this program, Seaside offers referral fees to individuals and companies that introduce us to businesses that we invest in.

Please direct any questions or introductions to: deals@seasideequity.com

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CONTACT

OUR EMAIL
OUR ADDRESS

12707 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92130