Carlson Private Capital Partners is a private investment firm that invests family capital in businesses best served by an investment partner focused on long-term value creation. We partner with exceptional management teams to build industry leaders.

Our platform was formed by the Carlson family. The Carlson legacy, dating back to 1938, is rooted in entrepreneurship and operational excellence. Our investors and investment professionals have a deeply seated understanding of what it is like to be owners and operators of businesses and know what it takes to build and grow enterprises built to last. As a result, we have access to a unique network of connections, resources and capital that allow us to tailor an approach and provide expertise in a variety of situations.

Our Advantage

With our distinct, long term capital base, we offer significant advantages over traditional, institutional private equity funds without sacrificing any of the speed, sophistication or access to resources.


We can invest permanent capital with no need for liquidity, allowing us to focus on the long-term best interest of the business. Our decisions and time horizons are driven by opportunities for our companies, not fundraising cycles.

Flexibility and Customization

We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Our capital base and time horizon give us great flexibility. We can carefully tailor our investment structures, provide access to global resources, and manage our investments to fit the specific needs of each business, understanding those needs may evolve over time.


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