PE  J.W. Childs Associates

     Office Locations:

500 Totten Pond Road, 6th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-753-1100
Fax: 617-753-1101



  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Retail & Restaurant



    J.W. Childs Associates, LP (JWC) is a private equity firm based in Boston specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies. Since 1995, JWC has invested in companies with a total transaction value of over $12 billion. The firm currently invests through J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, LP, an investment fund with total committed capital from financial institutions, pension funds, insurance companies and university endowments of $1.75 billion. JWC focuses on acquiring companies in the consumer products, healthcare, specialty retail and asset management industries. JWC focuses on middle-market growth companies, typically with $300 million to $1 billion in total enterprise value, which have the capability to grow earnings at a rate of at least 10% per annum. Through a network of contacts and advisors located in the region, J.W. Childs is positioned to work with portfolio companies and potential acquisition candidates in either North America or Asia.



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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 L. Suttin Partner
    Arthur P. Byrne Operating Partner
    David A. Fiorentino Partner
    Jeffrey J. Teschke Partner
    John W. Childs Chairman and CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advantage Sales and Marketing
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      CHG Healthcare Services
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      Fitness Quest
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      Joseph Abboud
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      Mattress Firm
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      Refrigeration Manufacturers
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      SimCom Training Centers
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      Sunny Delight Beverages
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      WS Packaging Group
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