PE  Navigation Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

One Buckhead Plaza
3060 Peachtree Road, Suite 780
Atlanta, GA 30305-2240
Phone: 404-264-9180
Fax: 404-264-9305



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Navigation Capital Partners (NCP) is an Atlanta-based private equity that makes control growth equity and buyout investments in lower middle market niche business services companies primarily in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas. Navigation's portfolio companies typically have initial enterprise values below $75 million and revenues of under $150 million. The managers of NCP formerly founded and managed Mellon Ventures, the private equity investment arm of Mellon Financial Corporation. Mellon Ventures invested over $1.4 billion in private equity investments between 1995 and 2006. In December of 2006, NCP acquired the private equity portfolio of Mellon Ventures. NCP manages $375 million of invested and committed capital. The firm targets $10 million to $30 million of equity investment per transaction. The firm invests in niche manufacturing and services businesses with $20 to $200 million in revenue. These are typically established businesses with leading, defensible market positions attained through meaningful and long-standing customer relationships, proprietary manufacturing processes, the provision of critical services, or territorial dominance or exclusivity. Primary Target Sectors: Specialty Finance and Payments, Digital / Media, Intelligent Infrastructure, Industrial Services, Transportation and Logistics, and Value-Added Distribution.

    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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    Craig Kirsch Operating Partner
    Darlene Clott CFO and Chief Compliance Officer
    Eerik Giles Partner
    John S. Richardson Managing Partner
    Lawrence Mock Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      A.H. Harris
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      BrightWell Payments
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      Brown Trucking
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      Definition 6
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      Exeter Finance
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      FiveStar Food Service
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      Metadigm Services
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      Quanta Point
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      Technical Innovation
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      WS Packing Group
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