PE  The Yucaipa Companies

     Office Locations:

9130 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310-789-7200
Fax: 310-789-7201



  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Transportation & Distribution



    The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. Founded in 1986 by Ron Burkle, the firm has completed mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $40 billion. Yucaipa works with management to strategically reposition businesses and implement operational improvements, resulting in value creation for investors. It prefers to invest in supermarket chains, cafeterias, grocery stores, and other food-related businesses. The firm also seeks to invest in retail, logistics, and manufacturing industries. It makes investments of $50 million to $300 million. After several standalone investments in the late 1980s, Yucaipa went on to lead the consolidation of West Coast retail that occurred during the 1990s. The firm has over 30 investment professionals including Transaction Partners and Operating Partners. The Yucaipa Companies, LLC is headquartered in Los Angeles.



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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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    Ronald Burkle Managing Partner


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