P2 Capital Partners LLC

P2 Capital Partners LLC

P2 Capital Partners LLC

Date Founded



590 Madison Avenue,25th floor,New York, NY 10022-8546

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Hedge Funds
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

P2 Capital Partners takes a private equity approach to investing in the small-cap public market. The firm pursues a research intensive, concentrated, long-term, value-oriented, active and management-friendly investment style. P2 Capital Partners seeks to invest in companies with high business quality, attractive valuations and significant value-added opportunities. They manage a concentrated portfolio of significant ownership stakes in small-cap companies. Where appropriate, P2 Capital Partners will also lead private equity investments such as going-private leveraged buyouts sourced from their private funds' public portfolio.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer, Owner

Chief Financial Officer, CCO

Investment Team


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purchases Blount International, Inc.

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Advised onThe Home Depot purchases Interline Brands, Inc.

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Advised onGoldman Sachs Capital Partners, Interline Brands, Inc. /Private Group, P2 Capital Partners LLC (Private Equity) purchase Interline Brands, Inc.


Advised on purchases Blount International, Inc.


Advised on purchases Blount International, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.


The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Investment Management, Investment Services, and Other. The Investment Management segment provides services to institutional and retail investors, as well as investment management, wealth and estate planning. The Investment Services segment includes institutional trust and custody fees, broker-dealer services, corporate trust, depositary receipts, and foreign exchange. The Other segment consists of leasing portfolio, corporate treasury, derivatives, and insurance services. The company was founded by Alexander Hamilton on June 9, 1784 and is headquartered in New York, NY.


Ernst & Young LLP engages in the provision of assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services. It offers audit, business risk, technology, security risk, and human capital services. The company was founded by Arthur Young and Alwin C. Ernst in 1989 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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In 1947, Oregon Saw Chain Company was founded by Joe Cox in Portland, Oregon. Joe developed the modern saw chain design after viewing how efficiently timber beetle larva chewed through wood fiber. Like many other small companies, Oregon Saw Chain began as a small operation in Joe Cox’s home. In the years that followed, Joe expanded his saw chain business and hired several employees. Among these employees was John Gray, who eventually acquired the company in 1953 and led the company through a period of strong growth and expansion. In 1957, the company was renamed Omark Industries. The company continued to grow over the next several decades. In 1980, Omark Industries was listed on the American Stock Exchange as OMK, and the following year opened a new corporate office in Portland, Oregon. In 1985, Omark Industries was purchased by Blount, Inc., which at the time was a construction company headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. Its founder was Winton M. (Red) Blount, who started his career as a construction contractor and grew a successful business through world-class construction projects. In 1991, the company founded the ICS business, which focused on developing specialized chain saw applications for the construction industry. Exiting the construction business in 1993, Blount, Inc. was renamed Blount International, Inc. and turned its focus exclusively to manufacturing. Almost overnight, Blount went from a worldwide construction company to a worldwide manufacturing company. In 1997, Blount purchased Frederick Manufacturing Corp. of Kansas City, Missouri, a well-known and respected manufacturer of lawnmower blades and supplier of lawn and garden products. The acquisition marked Blount’s substantial expansion of its outdoor equipment parts business. In 1999, Blount was acquired by Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking and five years later was listed on the New York Stock Exchange as BLT, which remains the company’s ticker symbol today. In 2002, Blount’s corporate headquarters moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Portland, Oregon to the headquarter offices of the company’s Outdoor Products segment that consisted of Oregon Cutting Systems and ICS. Blount has grown its business by developing world-class manufacturing operations and a strong worldwide distribution network. The company expanded its operations through the addition of manufacturing plants in Guelph, Canada (1952); Portland, Oregon (1965); Curitiba, Brazil (1979); and Fuzhou, China (2005), as well as through acquisitions of complementary businesses, such as Frederick Manufacturing (1997), Windsor (2000), Carlton Company (2008), SpeeCo (2010), and KOX (2011).

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