Investment Strategy

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm active in the lower-middle market and focused on acquiring corporate carve-outs, divestitures and special situations throughout North America, Western Europe and Latin America.

Since 2005, OpenGate has completed more than 25 platform acquisitions, including carve-outs and stand-alone divisions from the world’s leading corporations. Currently, OpenGate owns and operates 13 portfolio companies across a variety of sectors including, Building Products, Chemicals, Industrials, TMT & Business Services.

OpenGate applies an innovative approach to each investment, leveraging the firm’s human capital to drive exponential change in the operations of the businesses it acquires and to serve as a catalyst for growth.

Transaction TypeGeographiesIndustries
Corporate Carve-outNorth AmericaIndustrials
TurnaroundWestern EuropeConsumer
Special SituationsLatin AmericaTMT / Services


OpenGate’s investment strategy is to acquire non-core, yet functioning business divisions that may not have reached their potential, or no longer fit with the parent company’s long-term goals. The firm prefers the following deal characteristics when considering new opportunities:

Acquisition Characteristics

  • Divestitures, Carve-Outs & Special Situations
  • $50m – $1bn Revenue
  • Complex & Challenged Markets
  • Non-strategic Business Units
  • Cross-Border Transactions

Value Creation

  • Operationally Focused
  • Provide Speed, Certainty & Confidentiality
  • Maintain Long-Term Partnerships with Sellers
  • Work Closely with Executive Management
  • Drive Growth Through Accretive M&A