Flexible Growth Capital for the Lower Middle Market

Established in 2009, Breakwater Management provides growth capital to owner-operators and sponsor-backed businesses in the lower middle market.  The Breakwater team has successfully financed, owned, and operated private companies across various industries and through multiple economic cycles. Senior leadership combines an entrepreneurial approach with institutional discipline and is guided by the core business principles of integrity, partnership, and growth. The firm has two complementary strategies focusing on companies in the U.S. and Canada with $5.0 to $25.0 million of EBITDA:

Structured Financing

Through our Structured Financing strategy, we provide senior loans complemented with non-control structured preferred or common equity to both business owners and financial sponsors.  Our effort is differentiated through our broader product suite of both debt and equity, our ability to due diligence unique growth opportunities and complex situations, and rapid decision-making.  Breakwater’s institutional fund vehicles for this strategy offer a combination of current cash yield and capital gain opportunities.

Private Equity

Through our Private Equity strategy, we acquire majority equity interests in growing companies in partnership with current ownership and management.  Our strategy is to accelerate value creation through capital resources, operating expertise, and strategic guidance, with the goal of increasing enterprise value through both business expansion and by broadening the range of exit options for a future liquidity event. 

Breakwater currently manages four funds and several special-purpose vehicles on behalf of institutional and individual investors.

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Eric Beckman

Saif Mansour

Darrick Geant

Joe Kaczorowski

Aamir Amdani

Tammy Funasaki

Robert Choi

Michael Duffy

Jose Arteaga

Caitlin Punschke


Breakwater Management Completes Debt and Equity Investment in Advantage Group Holdings

September 2021
Los Angeles investment firm provides Senior Debt and Preferred Equity Financing to Parent Company of Advantage Gold and Brentwood Research Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2021) – Breakwater Management LP (“Breakwater”), a provider of flexible capital solutions to growing lower middle market companies, announced today...
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Breakwater Management Expands Asset Management Platform with Control Private Equity Strategy Closes Inaugural Platform Investment in Matcon

August 2021
Los Angeles-based private investment firm expands Asset Management Platform with Control Private Equity Strategy Closes Inaugural Platform Investment in Matcon. LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 2021 – Breakwater Management LP (“Breakwater”), a capital provider to the U.S. lower middle market, announced today that it has expanded its...
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Breakwater Management Realizes Debt and Preferred Equity Investments in Brown & Settle

February 2021
Los Angeles-based private investment firm realizes its investments in a market leading site development business focused on the data center market. LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 2021 – Breakwater Management LP (“Breakwater”), a provider of flexible capital solutions to growing lower middle market companies, announced today that...
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    Dear friends,

    It is with profound sadness that we relay news of the recent death of our partner Saif Mansour. Saif passed away suddenly on October 27th due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

    Saif founded Breakwater in 2009 as a young entrepreneur, with the vision of creating an investment firm that reflected his commitment to excellence, integrity, and long-term partnership. He was an incredibly intelligent, energetic, kind, and charismatic person, and a great connector of people who brought joy to everyone who knew him. He was a talented investor, a wonderful friend, and a natural leader.

    Saif’s passion for Breakwater was surpassed only by his enormous love for his wife and their two young children. We grieve with them and extend our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

    We are heartbroken by this terrible loss but will honor Saif’s memory by continuing to build a firm that reflects his entrepreneurial spirit and core values. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

    The Breakwater Family

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