PE  Guardian Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

724 W. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 225
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-263-0100
Fax: 610-465-8900



  • Middle Market



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



    Guardian Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that makes control investments in lower middle market manufacturing and service companies. Guardian recently closed its debut fund with just over $50 million in capital commitments. The firm partners with management teams and provides business and liquidity solutions to sellers of family-owned businesses or non-core divisions of larger corporations. Guardian targets companies with revenues between $20 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between $3 million and $9 million. The firm pursues U.S. companies in the sectors of Consumer Products, Niche Manufacturing, and Specialty Business Services. In August of 2014, Guardian announced the final close of Guardian Capital Partners Fund II, L.P. Guardian Fund II reached its hard cap of $153.5 million in capital commitments in less than twelve months of fundraising and was oversubscribed. Guardian Fund II is three times larger than Guardian's debut fund which it raised in 2008/2009. Approximately 90% of Fund I LPs re-committed for the new fund.



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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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    Adrian R. Ironside Principal
    Andrew W. Lindsey Analyst
    Chad C. Clark Vice President
    Christopher S. Fugaro Vice President
    Hugh Kenworthy Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







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      R&D Circuits
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