PE  Elm Creek Partners

     Office Locations:

1919 McKinney Avenue, Suite 2013
Dallas, TX 75201
Fax: 214-871-5655



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Elm Creek Partners is a Dallas-based private equity group investing primarily in Texas and the Southwest. The firm seeks investment opportunities in the smaller middle market where access to institutional capital is limited by a company's size, industry or other complications. Elm Creek Partners will make controlling equity investments of $3 to $6 million, primarily in established companies led by experienced entrepreneurs with vision and integrity. The firm typically considers investment opportunities in the manufacturing/distribution, business or financial services arenas, but has a particular interest in Aerospace & Defense, Transaction Processing, Packaging, and Waste & Energy Management. Transaction types can include management-led recapitalizations, acquisition financings or growth capital investments. A potential investment opportunity should generally have between $5 and $50 million in revenues and between $2 and $8 million of EBITDA for new platforms. The firm has no geographic limitations; however, Elm Creek does focus on investments in Texas and the surrounding states.

    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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    Aaron Handler Co-Founder
    David Carter Advisor
    Zach Wooldridge Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

      Design Guide
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      Millenium Healthcare Management
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