Elm Creek Partners is a Dallas, Texas based private equity firm founded in 2007 by Aaron Handler and Zach Wooldridge. Elm Creek makes controlling equity investments in middle market companies in Texas and surrounding states with proven business models, $5 – $50 million in revenue, and $2 – $8 million of EBITDA for new platforms.


Elm Creek partners with Talented Entrepreneurs: individuals or management teams with unique skill sets and depth of experience as well as a strong conviction about the opportunity and a desire to have meaningful ownership. The Firm seeks Niche Opportunities where an enterprise has an innovative product or approach, a large market opportunity, and the ability to outmaneuver larger participants. Evolving End Markets create opportunities when favorable industry dynamics exist or the industry is undergoing structural change. Elm Creek is able to commit resources in a fragmented market and seeks Special Situations where access to institutional capital is limited.


Historically, Elm Creek has found robust opportunities in the following industries:


Niche Manufacturing | Aerospace & Defense, Packaging Equipment, Other Engineering-led Manufacturers


Industrial Services | Waste, Recycling, Logistics, Testing & Monitoring, Maintenance


Healthcare Services | Retail-oriented Services, Behavioral & Addiction, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Home Health


Transaction Processing | Non-bank Financial, Healthcare


Elm Creek’s principals leverage decades of experience in this market and a patient, disciplined investment style to deliver strategic guidance and focused resource allocation to its portfolio companies.

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