We empower growing companies to thrive.
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
Align ourselves with great people. Set clear goals and expectations and reward exceptional performance.
Approach situations with vision, passion and optimism. Bring creative solutions to tough issues. Challenge conventional thinking and push people to exceed their own expectations.
Know our limitations. Appreciate that there are two sides to every debate. Seek to give credit and accept responsibility.
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.
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.
We invest in dynamic middle market companies with compelling growth prospects.
$30 to $200 million of equity per investment
Majority or minority investments; often first-time institutional capital
Growth equity, buyouts, recapitalizations and Search Companies
Communications, Healthcare, Services, Software
Annual revenues between $10 to $150 million
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.
Roc Solid Foundation Playground Build: Roc Solid Foundation is a nonprofit that builds hope for kids fighting pediatric cancer by providing them with opportunities to do what they do best - play. Pamlico volunteered with Roc Solid to build this playset and surprise a deserving 3-year-old battling cancer.
In 2020, to support members of the Charlotte community directly impacted by coronavirus, the entire Pamlico team joined together to donate $1.1 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund organized by the Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way Charlotte, along with other nonprofits chosen directly by our employees.