PE  Castanea Partners

     Office Locations:

Three Newton Executive Park, Suite 304
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-630-2400
Fax: 617-630-2424



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Founded 2001, Castanea Partners is a private equity investment firm targeting small to mid-market companies in the publishing, education, training, consumer brands, specialty retail, and marketing services. The firm's founders were previously Co-CEOs of Harcourt General Publishing Company. Castanea participates in traditional management buyouts, sales of private companies, industry consolidation opportunities, growth and acquisition equity, and operationally challenging situations. Castanea is currently investing from its third fund, a $575 million fund that targets companies with enterprise values up to $250 million. The firm's target investment size is between $15M and $150M, although Castanea has the ability to call upon additional resources to pursue larger investments and follow-on acquisitions.



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    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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    Adam Garcia Eveloff Principal
    Benjamin Tuttman Principal
    Brian J. Knez Managing Partner
    Collen Love CFO and CCO
    Gerald T. Hughes Operating Partner


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