Carlson Private Capital Partners is a private investment firm formed by the Carlson family, a family deeply rooted in a legacy of entrepreneurship and operational excellence. We invest family capital in businesses best served by an investment partner focused on long term value creation and collaborate with exceptional management teams to build great businesses.

The Carlson family and our investment professionals have a deeply seated understanding of what it is like to be owners and operators of businesses over generations and what it takes to build and grow enterprises built to last. As a result, we have access to a vast network of connections, resources and capital that allow us to tailor an approach and provide expertise unique to each situation.

The Best of Both Worlds

With our distinct, long term capital base, we can invest capital with no pre-determined need for liquidity, allowing us to focus on the long-term best interest of the business. Our model offers significant advantages over traditional, institutional private equity funds without sacrificing any of the speed, sophistication or access to resources.


We operate with the speed and certainty as expected from an experienced investor, providing confidence to sellers, and also bring to bear catalytic resources and connections for our companies to accelerate sustainable growth.

Family Capital

We carefully customize our investment structures to provide the optimal transition for current business owners and provide a trusted home for the business and legacy. For our investments, we tailor our approach to fit the specific needs of each business through a deeply aligned long term perspective.


We are in this together; through cycles, ups and downs, thick and thin. That is when who you choose as a partner matters most. Our culture is rooted in commitment, humility, integrity and honesty. We are committed to doing the right thing for the business and our partners.