Saif Mansour Profiled in Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance”

Founding Partner of Breakwater Management featured on the prestigious list of leading finance professionals in Los Angeles County in 2014.

LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 2014 – Saif Mansour, Founding Partner at Los Angeles-based private investment firm Breakwater Management, LP (“Breakwater”), was selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance” list that recognized the top banking and finance professionals in Los Angeles County this year.

The “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance” list was published in a special supplement within the February 24, 2014 issue of the weekly publication. Each year, honorees are selected for demonstrating outstanding achievements in different sectors of Los Angeles’s finance industry.

In 2006, Mansour identified a strong market opportunity for a relationship-based investment firm built on a deep commitment to values-based business principles. To that end, he founded Breakwater Management and positioned it into a leading, high-growth private investment firm with a growing family of partnership funds and investment vehicles. Breakwater specializes in direct investments in leading lower middle market growth companies, especially businesses with expanding global operations.

“I am honored to be included on this list of top finance professionals in Los Angeles,” said Mansour. “This has been a period of tremendous growth for Breakwater and our portfolio of leading lower middle market companies. Breakwater has established a formidable fund management platform based on a commitment to values-based business principles and to building a relationship-focused investment firm. 2013 represented a historic year for Breakwater in terms of its continued expansion, volume of growth capital investments, and strong, sustained financial performance. We intend to continue building on the firm’s success and look forward to another year of outstanding growth.”


Breakwater Management is a private investment firm that specializes in direct investments in leading lower middle market growth companies, especially businesses with expanding global operations. The firm aligns itself with committed management teams, owners, and sponsors to help propel lower middle market businesses into their growth curve. Breakwater has an established, world-class alternative asset management platform, with multiple partnerships and investment vehicles that service the lower middle market’s myriad capital needs.

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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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