PE  Z Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

150 Field Drive, Suite 300
Two Conway Park
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-235-8100
Fax: 847-235-8111

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Z Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm with approximately $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management with offices in Lake Forest, IL and New York, NY. Z Capital pursues a value-oriented approach in private equity that includes making control investments in companies that may require growth capital, balance sheet and or operational improvements. Z Capital's principals have applied this investment philosophy for over a nineteen year period, deploying approximately $16 billion of capital. Z Capital portfolio companies currently have aggregate worldwide annual revenues of approximately $2 billion, sell products in 48 countries, and have in excess of 190,000 associates directly and through joint ventures. Industries in which the principals of Z Capital have invested include consumer products, steel, steel processors, agriculture, gaming, leisure, real estate, manufacturing, specialty services and automotive.



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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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    Alexander M.A. Apponyi Managing Director
    Andrew C. Curtis Managing Director
    Christopher J. Kipley Senior Managing Director
    James J. Zenni President and Chief Executive Officer
    Jonathan Schmugge Senior Managing Director & CFO


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