Enduring and Impactful Partnerships.
We invest alongside our owner/operator partners to ensure a win-together approach and commit our full resources – including our value-added growth toolkit and deep network – to accelerate growth and value creation.
Family Business Roots.
One Team, One Focus, One Partner.
Established in 2010 in Los Angeles and led by two partners who each have 20+ years of experience partnering with, advising, and growing private companies across North America, Carmelina was formed to partner with exceptional founder-led and family-owned businesses.
With deep multi-generational and entrepreneurial, family business roots, we understand owner/operators and the challenges they face in building and growing their businesses.
Our flexible partnership approach is uniquely suited to craft tailored investments that solve for a combination of liquidity needs and growth initiatives. Our focus is to enable our partners to achieve their vision by providing strategic support every step of the way.
Our Core Values
Alignment of incentives and a shared vision form the foundation of a successful partnership. Our partnership approach is grounded in our core values:
Commitment to Excellence
The Carmelina Partnership Model
Carmelina seeks to develop direct dialogues with outstanding owner/operators to collaboratively structure customized transactions with the following characteristics:
We listen carefully to your personal and professional goals to craft a flexible and creative capital solution to match your needs and accelerate your vision.
Investment structures tailored to address your unique situation– we are equally comfortable as minority or majority partners.
Our unique experience, long-term perspective, and partnership approach provide the foundation to support your goals.
A strong culture is difficult to create but easy to destroy. We respect your legacy and seek to amplify the most powerful aspects of your culture to achieve continued success.
We execute transactions with minimal business disruption while respecting your confidentiality.
Every step of our proven process has been carefully honed to ensure fundamental business improvement, value creation, and mutually beneficial outcomes for our partners.