Combining Experience & Relationships to Grow Businesses

RLJ primarily invests in North American companies with enterprise values between $50 million and $250 million. While our target investment size is between $15 million and $30 million per transaction, we have the ability to pursue larger transactions in collaboration with our strategic partners. We seek out opportunities where we are able to partner with proven and motivated management teams and create value through a combination of strategic capital and operational insight.


  • Overview

    RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. Founded in 2006 by Robert L. Johnson and The Carlyle Group, RLJ invests in traditional buy-outs, recapitalizations, and growth capital infusions.

  • Approach

    Our firm seeks to identify and invest in high quality companies led by skilled and motivated executives. We then align both our short and long-term interests by providing our management teams with a meaningful ownership stake in the businesses they lead. While we will actively pursue opportunities across a broad range of industries, we seek certain characteristics within each of our investments:

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  • Team

    The RLJ Equity Partners team has collectively invested over $769 million in 32 transactions at top tier private equity firms. Our investment team offers depth and expertise in supporting the needs of our portfolio companies in a broad range of industries and regions. This experience enables us to act decisively and thoughtfully to help management teams increase the long-term value of their businesses.

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  • Executive Network

    The RLJ Executive Network is comprised of trusted, proven operators who bring a unique depth of experience. Currently, our Executive Network is a group of four seasoned executives with a broad range of experience at top public and private companies.

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  • Strategic Alliances

    Deep industry knowledge and strategic alliances differentiate us from other middle market firms. Through our relationships we bring together significant investment and operating experience within our preferred industries.

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  • Portfolio

    RLJ Equity Partners seeks to partner with seasoned, experienced management teams with strong entrepreneurial drive in growing companies worldwide with the goal of building shareholder value. To date, our team has invested in eight companies in our preferred industries.

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