Our Focus is Helping Companies Achieve Their True Potential.

Founded in 1988, Olympus manages over $5.5 billion on behalf of corporate pension plans, public retirement systems, university endowment funds, and the executives of Olympus' portfolio companies. The majority of our limited partners have been investors with Olympus for decades, and Olympus Growth Fund VI, our latest offering, has committed capital of $2.3 billion.

In order to maximize the time spent working with each and every portfolio company, we limit new investments to only three or four each year. Our preferred investment size ranges from $50 million for growth capital deals to $300 million or more for buyouts. In addition to financial resources, Olympus offers several other critical benefits to help its management partners reach their goals.

Deep experience and proven track record

  • 70+ investments since 1988
  • Over 20 years of private equity experience among 10 general partners

A strong focus on growth and operational improvements

  • Olympus has never executed a leveraged recapitalization of an existing portfolio company that resulted in a leverage multiple higher than when we acquired the company

Active value-added partners with management

  • Three to five board seats per general partner

Long-term, stable LP relationships

  • The majority of the capital in Olympus’ funds are from investors who have invested in multiple funds
  • True Growth Partners

    We've been working with Olympus for several years, and truly appreciate their partnering attitude. They remain highly engaged, alleviating the need to constantly re-educate them on our business objectives. They ask provocative questions and remain highly supportive of management's initiatives. In addition to their strong knowledge of our industry and capital markets, they're well connected to others that can add value. We also find them to be genuine, caring human beings who we enjoy sharing a glass of wine with.

    Jim Schwartz

    President, CEO and Chairman
    NPC International

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$5.5 Billion of total capital under management

67

Primary investments over six funds

4.4

$2.3 billion of committed capital for our latest fund, Olympus Growth Fund VI, L.P.

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Investment professionals

Our focus is to increase shareholder value

Although we actively work with our portfolio companies, we don't meddle in day-to-day management. Rather, we serve as a resource to executive leadership - providing the support they need to achieve their ambitions.

Our areas of expertise include the following:

We operate as a team, not as a firm of independent silos.

Our Partners have average investment experience of over 23 years, including an average of 17 with Olympus. Unlike other private equity firms, at Olympus, the same group guides every investment from purchase to sale creating an efficient, professional and rewarding investor/management relationship.

Graduates of Olympus’ Associate program have gone on to earn their MBAs at Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Dartmouth, and Columbia.

  • Jim Conroy

    Managing Partner
  • Rob Morris

    Managing Partner
  • Lou Mischianti

    Managing Partner

Why Olympus