PE  Brookside Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

One Stamford Forum
201 Tresser Boulevard, Suite 320
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-595-4520



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media



    Established in 1977, Brookside Equity Partners makes controlling private equity investments in middle-market companies. Brookside Equity Partners is not a fund. The firm invests its own capital and Brookside's investment horizons are determined by the needs of the businesses in which it invests, rather than predetermined by outside limited partners. In addition to directly sponsoring leveraged buyouts, Brookside Equity Partners will also invest with other investment firms in both majority and minority positions. Brookside makes control equity investments in companies with revenue of at least $15 million and EBITDA of at least $3 million (up to $25 million). Brookside does not have a specific industry focus, but generally invests in manufacturing, business services, media and consumer businesses. Brookside has experience in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to: Plastics, Food, Specialty building products, Publishing, Specialty chemicals, and Specialty manufacturing. The firm typically avoids private equity investments in early stage businesses, turn around situations, and high technology businesses. While Brookside has experience investing in Europe and Asia, the firm currently focuses on businesses headquartered in North America.

    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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    Brian Piacentino CFA Vice President
    Donald L. Hawks Managing Director and President
    Michael LaConti Senior Associate
    Raymond F. Weldon Managing Director
    Richard T. Dell'Aquila Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      American Furniture Manufacturing
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      Compression Polymers Group
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      Geneva Ingredients
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      MainStreet Media Group
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      McKenzie Sports Products
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      P&M Color Workshop
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      Seal Industries
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      Ultra Aluminum Manufacturing
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      Wicks Broadcast Properties
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