Investing in Exceptional Founder-Led & Family-Owned Businesses

True Private Equity Partnerships

More than just capital, we are business partners committed to providing the strategic guidance and financial support that make a genuine difference for families, founders, and management teams – the “owner/operators.” Our approach provides the foundation for achieving a shared long-term vision of growth and success.

Our Investments Facilitate:


Inactive Partner Buyouts

Generational Business Transitions

Growth Capital

Letter from Our Founders

Bringing on an outside partner is one of the biggest personal and professional decisions an owner/operator will make. With our entrepreneurial and family business roots, these are responsibilities we understand and commitments we are proud to stand behind.

– Kevin & Troy

Partnership Approach

The Carmelina Partnership Model is guided by a “win-together” philosophy that ensures we are a dependable, thoughtful, and additive strategic business partner that is just as invested in the success of your business as you are.

Unlike traditional private equity, we have no interest in “taking over” your business. We are investing in partnership with you, your business, its mission, and its people. We avoid short-term thinking and high levels of debt. We focus on the profitable growth of a business while respecting the unique culture that has allowed you to achieve success to date.

Seasoned Investors & Dedicated Partners

With deep multi-generational and entrepreneurial, family business roots, we understand the unique challenges of building and growing a business. We have 50+ years of collective experience focused solely on partnering with owner/operators. This is all we have ever done and all we will ever do.


We welcome the opportunity to begin a confidential dialogue.