PE  Najafi Companies

     Office Locations:

The Esplanade
2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 850
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-476-0600
Fax: 602-476-0625



  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Najafi Companies is an international private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Najafi Companies was originally operated as a unit of Pivotal Group, a Phoenix-based real estate investment and development company. In 2006, the partners transitioned to operate the private equity investment unit independently from Pivotal Group to better position the firm for growth. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in transaction value in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. Najafi funds investments with internally generated capital, not through a fund. The firm typically acquires controlling ownership interests in established businesses across the globe with strong management teams generating positive cash flows.

    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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    Daniel T. Shum Partner
    Jahm Najafi Chief Executive Officer
    Tina Rhodes-Hall Chief Financial Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      1K Studios
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      Direct Brands
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      Innovative Brands
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      Pasta Pomodoro
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      Phoenix Suns
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      Saffron Digital
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      Snowflake Power
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      Trend Homes
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      West Wing Mountain
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