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Business Owning

Families and

Family Offices.

We are widely recognized as an industry-leader.

Our 32nd Anniversary
1982 - 2014

Our Four Core Services for Operating Businesses

BUSINESS
GROWTH

Today's rapidly changing global business environment requires companies to devise successful value growth strategies.
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COMPANY
CAPITALIZATION

Adequate capital availability and properly aligned capital providers are critical elements in the support of successful growth strategies.
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GENERATIONAL
TRANSITION

Over two-thirds of middle market business owners express a desire, during their lifetimes, to transfer their companies to the next generation.
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SHAREHOLDER
LIQUIDITY

Periodically shareholders in privately owned companies need some liquidity. Most often such liquidity does not require the sale of the business.
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Our Specialized Services for Business Owning Family Offices & Family Business Holding Companies

FAMILY OFFICE DIRECT
INVESTMENT SERVICES (FODIS)

Larger family owned businesses sometimes require long-term, patient capital partners. That's why we've developed proprietary access to private family office capital for our clients.
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RISK MEASUREMENT
(RMS)

Business owning families, family offices, or trustees for families having business-related wealth need to fully understand the risk dynamics between operating businesses and other asset categories in their portfolios to be able to evaluate if returns are commensurate to the risks they take and to understand the scenarios that can lead to potential loss of wealth and income.
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PRIVATE COMPANY EQUITY
OVERSIGHT SERVICES (PCEO)

Sometimes clients, trustees or beneficiaries need a capable, objective third party to oversee the performance of their private business interests.
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Our Partner Firms Within Headwaters

INVESTMENT BANKING

Headwaters | MBOne of the distinguishing competencies of Headwaters is our ability to support clients with top-quality, middle market investment banking and capital markets capabilities. When our clients need and deserve superior financial advice, uncompromised advocacy, and powerful reach, our affiliate, Headwaters MB, has a strong team of experienced, senior investment bankers, each having deep industry, transactional and capital market experience.  It’s all about providing great service for our clients and, most of all, outlier results.
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MERCHANT BANKING

Headwaters Capital Partners | LPSometimes there is simply an urgent capital need. Sometimes a business needs an investor that lives for complexity and likes deals that don’t fit the mold of a normal private equity deal. Headwaters Capital Partners is a flexible financial partner set up to fill a major gap in the investor world today. We have a proprietary capital source to help clients in these unique situations.
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