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Our Story

Like the estuary for which we’re named, Pamlico Capital provides resources and support at a critical transition point, guiding companies to their next phase of growth.

Since 1988, Pamlico has been creating value through buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market companies. Working from one office in Charlotte, North Carolina, our team of investment professionals has a singular focus on backing great managers in four industries: Communications, Healthcare, Services, and Software. Through close partnership and collaboration, Pamlico has sourced and led hundreds of successful transactions, helping companies realize their potential.

Our Core Values

Partnership

Align ourselves with great people. Set clear goals and expectations and reward exceptional performance.

Creativity

Approach situations with vision, passion and optimism. Bring creative solutions to tough issues. Challenge conventional thinking and push people to exceed their own expectations.

Humility

Know our limitations. Appreciate that there are two sides to every debate. Seek to give credit and accept responsibility.

Stewardship

Embrace the responsibility that our partners have placed in us. Be completely open and honest about good and bad news. Act with the utmost integrity.

Perspective

Seek a healthy balance between family, work and community. Respect others’ desire to do the same.

There’s no substitute for proven experience. Over our 30+ year history, we have developed a strong network of industry executives and advisors that has become a cornerstone of our success. Whether helping us with diligence prior to investment or post-investment value creation, these relationships are often crucial to our investment strategy.

$3.6 billion of AUM
70+ platform investments
70%+ first-time institutional capital
150+ add-on acquisitions
5,800+ portfolio company FTEs

We invest in dynamic middle market companies with compelling growth prospects.

Investment Parameters

Investment size

$30 to $200 million of equity per investment

Pamlico roles

Majority or minority investments; often first-time institutional capital

Transaction type

Growth equity, buyouts, recapitalizations and Search Companies

Company Characteristics

Target industries

Communications, Healthcare, Services, Software

Company size

Annual revenues between $10 to $150 million

Geography

North America

Pamlico Gives Back

At Pamlico, we are committed to supporting and giving back to the community in which we live and work. Whether it is a firmwide volunteer event or an individual initiative, we encourage and empower our employees to actively support organizations for which they have passion. To further enable the Pamlico team to financially support their charitable interests, we have an Employee Donation Matching Program that matches employee capital donations up to 4:1.

$2M+
Total Gifts

100%
Firm Participation

Across our firm, Pamlico employees are involved with numerous organizations that support a wide variety of community initiatives. Here is a sampling of the groups we support:

See how we work.