PE  Branford Castle

     Office Locations:

150 E. 58th Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10155
Phone: 212-317-2004
Fax: 212-317-2053



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Branford is a long-term, control investor in small to medium sized 'old economy' businesses. With each new investment, Branford builds on its senior management's 35-year history of buying and growing businesses, which now spans over 150 control investments and represents many billions of dollars in transaction value. Branford itself was founded in 1986 and is currently managing a substantial number of portfolio companies. Branford has over $200MM in equity available for investment, as well as an extensive array of senior and mezzanine lender relationships. New Branford platform investments typically fall in the $10-40MM enterprise value range. Branford Castle is looking for businesses that have a leadership position in a definable market niche, a proprietary competitive advantage, and a top-rate management team committed to growth. Traditionally, Bradford Castle makes control and non-control investments in companies with up to $75MM in total enterprise value. Areas of specific interest include manufacturing, commercial distribution, service businesses, consumer products and services, specialty publishing, restaurants, and infrastructure. Branford Castle will not take part in turnaround, bankrupt or distressed situations.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Eric R. Korsten Senior Vice President
    John S. Castle Managing Director


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