Overview

Our Firm
Breakwater is an SEC registered investment advisor that was founded in 2009, and currently manages four funds and investment vehicles for institutional and high net worth investors.

Our Focus
We focus on majority and minority equity investments in innovative Media & Entertainment, Marketing and Tech-Enabled Services companies. Historically, we have also been a provider of senior loans complemented with non-control structured preferred or common equity to both business owners and financial sponsors.

Why We are Different
Our team brings real differentiation via our experience in having operated and invested in private companies in our target sectors as well as having been senior leaders in leading global asset management platforms.

Target Sectors

Media & Entertainment
Marketing
Tech Enabled Services
Illustrative Sub-Sectors
CONTENT CREATION & DISTRIBUTION
ONLINE MARKETPLACES & SERVICES
LIVE EVENTS
MARKETING TECH
DIGITAL MEDIA
MOBILE GAMES & REAL MONEY GAMING

Investment Criteria

COMPANY SIZE

  • $25+ million Revenue
  • $5+ million EBITDA

TRANSACTION TYPES

  • Control buyouts
  • Growth equity infusions
  • Recapitalizations

INVESTMENT SIZE & STRUCTURES

  • $20+ million
  • Structured and common equity

COMPANY CHARACTERISTICS

  • Fast-growing enterprises at an inflection point in their growth
  • Established, revenue-generating business model with a differentiated market position and attractive margins
  • Entrepreneurial and dedicated management team with a track record of success

Key Differentiators

Principles
We are genuinely committed to building longstanding relationships with our partners based on transparency, inclusiveness and trust. We have a long history of working collaboratively with management teams to create win-win outcomes.

Flexible Capital
We distinguish ourselves by being a flexible capital solutions provider, supporting a variety of capital uses including growth, acquisitions and distributions.

Deal Execution
We have decades of transaction and operating experience which enables us to be focused in our due diligence, extremely responsive, and capable of executing quickly and efficiently.

Value Creation
We have collectively supported our portfolio company teams with hundreds of organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions, and can therefore bring a wealth of best practices to assist with expansion and scalability.

Team

Eric Beckman
MANAGING PARTNER

Jeff Goldstein
PARTNER

Joe Kaczorowski
PARTNER & CFO

Aamir Amdani
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Michael Duffy
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Steven Ortiz
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Caitlin Punschke
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

In Memory Of
Saif Mansour

Representative Experience
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