Partnership.

Founded in 2008, WJ Partners seeks to invest in profitable lower middle-market companies throughout the United States, with a concentration on the southeastern United States.

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Partnership.

Founded in 2008, WJ Partners seeks to invest in profitable lower middle-market companies throughout the United States, with a concentration on the southeastern United States.

Partnership.

Founded in 2008, WJ Partners seeks to invest in profitable lower middle-market companies throughout the United States, with a concentration on the southeastern United States.

Long-term Perspective

A long-term investment outlook that does not rely on financial engineering to generate equity returns is central to WJ Partners’ mission. This approach allows us to work with management teams to develop and execute durable strategic plans rather than compromising long-term value for short-term cash flow due to aggressive debt levels or exit considerations.

Partnering with Management

WJ Partners believes collaboration creates value. The potential for a successful partnership with management teams is a key criterion in our evaluation process. Our goal is to work cooperatively with managers who value equity upside through meaningful equity participation (both stock option programs and roll-over equity/reinvestment) and incentive-based compensation programs.

Strategic Support

WJ Partners does not assume operational control of its investments, but rather works with management to determine fundamental business strategy; implements projects as needed in functional areas when resources are temporarily thin; conducts financial analysis to assist managers; and identifies and executes add-on acquisitions. Furthermore, WJ Partners leverages the expertise and knowledge of its network of executives, operating partners, and industry contacts through board representation and advisory relationships.

WJ Partners was founded on a core set of values that governs every facet of our business conduct:

Integrity

WJ Partners believes integrity is the foundation for a rewarding and effective partnership. We honor our commitments in a timely fashion, thereby eliminating ambiguity and creating a working environment that fosters superior performance. We hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability and expect the same of our partners.

Collaboration

WJ Partners believes collaboration breeds success. We appreciate and seek to learn from the experience and expertise our partners hold in their respective industries. Operational responsibilities and long-term objectives are mutually defined and delegated, and boundaries are respected.

Loyalty

WJ Partners believes in serving as good partners in good times and as great partners in difficult times. Consistent, open communication is central to our operating code. We accept that every business will face setbacks and believe that the best way to overcome such challenges is a proactive, cooperative approach to problemsolving.

Committed Funding

WJ Partners is an investment firm funded by committed, highly-liquid, and long-term capital sources that are directly and actively involved in the firm’s investment process and ongoing portfolio management.

Long-term Investment Horizon

Unlike a traditional private equity firm, WJ Partners is not limited by a fixed investment horizon or strict mandate to return capital to investors by a certain deadline. As a result, we have the freedom to focus on the long-term growth potential of an enterprise without adhering to a constrictive exit strategy or timetable. Furthermore, WJ Partners has the resources and willingness to support follow-on capital investments.

Experienced, Well-Balanced Team

The WJ Partners team is a unique combination of entrepreneurs, operators, and private equity investment professionals. We understand the operational and financial challenges faced by business owners and can provide guidance and insight based on decades of experience. Indeed, one of WJ Partners’ co-founders has a thirty-year track record of establishing and cultivating successful companies.

Speed of Execution

In every opportunity that WJ Partners pursues, the ultimate investment decision and funding are made by two team members. The absence of unwieldy bureaucratic protocols permits us to provide potential partners with timely investment decisions and accelerated execution, thereby minimizing disruption to daily operations.

Conservative Capital Structures

WJ Partners believes in creating value through earnings growth and operational improvements rather than through financial engineering. We utilize modest leverage to enhance equity returns without constraining a business’s potential.

Flexibility

Recognizing that equity transitions have a significant impact on our partners’ stakeholders—including owners, employees, customers, and community—WJ Partners tailors its transactions to meet the objectives and concerns of all involved parties. Particular attention is given to sellers’ needs related to estate planning and tax issues.

Continuity

WJ Partners recognizes the value of intangible assets such as brands, culture, and relationships. We work to preserve and build upon our partners’ legacy resources to ensure the ongoing success of the company.

Long-term Perspective

A long-term investment outlook that does not rely on financial engineering to generate equity returns is central to WJ Partners’ mission. This approach allows us to work with management teams to develop and execute durable strategic plans rather than compromising long-term value for short-term cash flow due to aggressive debt levels or exit considerations.

Partnering with Management

WJ Partners believes collaboration creates value. The potential for a successful partnership with management teams is a key criterion in our evaluation process. Our goal is to work cooperatively with managers who value equity upside through meaningful equity participation (both stock option programs and roll-over equity/reinvestment) and incentive-based compensation programs.

Strategic Support

WJ Partners does not assume operational control of its investments, but rather works with management to determine fundamental business strategy; implements projects as needed in functional areas when resources are temporarily thin; conducts financial analysis to assist managers; and identifies and executes add-on acquisitions. Furthermore, WJ Partners leverages the expertise and knowledge of its network of executives, operating partners, and industry contacts through board representation and advisory relationships.

WJ Partners was founded on a core set of values that governs every facet of our business conduct:

Integrity

WJ Partners believes integrity is the foundation for a rewarding and effective partnership. We honor our commitments in a timely fashion, thereby eliminating ambiguity and creating a working environment that fosters superior performance. We hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability and expect the same of our partners.

Collaboration

WJ Partners believes collaboration breeds success. We appreciate and seek to learn from the experience and expertise our partners hold in their respective industries. Operational responsibilities and long-term objectives are mutually defined and delegated, and boundaries are respected.

Loyalty

WJ Partners believes in serving as good partners in good times and as great partners in difficult times. Consistent, open communication is central to our operating code. We accept that every business will face setbacks and believe that the best way to overcome such challenges is a proactive, cooperative approach to problemsolving.

Committed Funding

WJ Partners is an investment firm funded by committed, highly-liquid, and long-term capital sources that are directly and actively involved in the firm’s investment process and ongoing portfolio management.

Long-term Investment Horizon

Unlike a traditional private equity firm, WJ Partners is not limited by a fixed investment horizon or strict mandate to return capital to investors by a certain deadline. As a result, we have the freedom to focus on the long-term growth potential of an enterprise without adhering to a constrictive exit strategy or timetable. Furthermore, WJ Partners has the resources and willingness to support follow-on capital investments.

Experienced, Well-Balanced Team

The WJ Partners team is a unique combination of entrepreneurs, operators, and private equity investment professionals. We understand the operational and financial challenges faced by business owners and can provide guidance and insight based on decades of experience. Indeed, one of WJ Partners’ co-founders has a thirty-year track record of establishing and cultivating successful companies.

Speed of Execution

In every opportunity that WJ Partners pursues, the ultimate investment decision and funding are made by two team members. The absence of unwieldy bureaucratic protocols permits us to provide potential partners with timely investment decisions and accelerated execution, thereby minimizing disruption to daily operations.

Conservative Capital Structures

WJ Partners believes in creating value through earnings growth and operational improvements rather than through financial engineering. We utilize modest leverage to enhance equity returns without constraining a business’s potential.

Flexibility

Recognizing that equity transitions have a significant impact on our partners’ stakeholders—including owners, employees, customers, and community—WJ Partners tailors its transactions to meet the objectives and concerns of all involved parties. Particular attention is given to sellers’ needs related to estate planning and tax issues.

Continuity

WJ Partners recognizes the value of intangible assets such as brands, culture, and relationships. We work to preserve and build upon our partners’ legacy resources to ensure the ongoing success of the company.