PE  Gryphon Investors

     Office Locations:

One Market Plaza
Steuart Tower, 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-217-7400
Fax: 415-217-7447



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1995, Gryphon is a private equity firm that focuses on the lower-end segment of the middle market. Initial target investments range from $25 to $75 million, with a possible $25 to $50 million of follow-on equity for synergistic add-on acquisitions that will drive market dominance. Gryphon has over $900 million of capital under management, a blue-chip cast of limited partners, and has executed over 50 middle market equity transactions including traditional buyouts, leveraged build-ups, and growth equity investments. Gryphon's initial fund, Gryphon Partners, LP raised in 1996, enabled the firm to lead over $100 million of equity investments in 1997 and 1998. Raised in 1999, Gryphon Partners II, LP is a $424 million investment fund. Gryphon's three core areas of interest are Business Services, Consumer Products & Services, and Healthcare & Education.



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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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    Alex Earls Partner
    Dennis O'Brien Partner
    Dorian Faust Managing Director
    Felix Park Senior Vice President
    Jim Gillette Principal and CFO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







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      Majority Growth


    Portfolio companies include:

      Delta Career Education
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      Flagstone Foods
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      K&N Engineering
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      Snacks Parent
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      Trinity Consultants
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      Trusthouse Services Group
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      Update Legal
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      Water's Edge Dermatology
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