About Us

Wafra Partners has developed an investment approach that provides the communication and flexibility required to address the varying needs of sellers and management partners in each transaction.

Benefits of our approach

  • Timely Response
    Fair Valuation
    Appropriate Capital Structure
  • Proven Closing Capabilities
    Management Equity Participation
    Strategic & Analytical Support
  • Board Level Participation
    Long-Term Growth Orientation
    Additional Capital for Future Needs
  • Over 25 years* of partnering with management teams to build stronger companies

  • Consolidation strategy in the middle market

  • Patient capital

  • Certainty to close

  • Focused on accelerating growth

  • WHY WAFRA?

    For Sellers

    The cornerstone of our long-standing approach is partnering with exceptional management teams who aspire to achieve industry leadership.  Through our partnership, we provide strategic resources and capital, while management leads day-to-day operating decisions. Our long-term strategic view not only can align the incentives of the management team with shareholders, but also allows management to share in the value they create.

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  • WHY WAFRA?

    For Intermediaries

    Intermediaries are critical to Wafra Partners’ long-standing success. We deeply value the trust of investment bankers, independent sponsors, business brokers, and other deal intermediaries who provide us with private equity investment opportunities. We offer candid and timely feedback with certainty to close.

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  • WHY WAFRA?

    For Executives

    We are always looking for accomplished executives who may be interested in full-time positions or advisory/board roles with our portfolio companies. Additionally, we welcome contact from accomplished executives interested in targeting fragmented, consolidating industry sectors and within the individual’s particular expertise. This could be in either a direct operating or advisory capacity.

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Experiences^

  • The Wafra Partners team is readily available, understanding and pleasant. They understand the nuances of our business and our industry, and work with us accordingly. They are there when we need them and the partnership relationship that we have created is much stronger than I ever expected.

    James M. Devaney, Ph.D.
    Chairman | American Higher Education Development Corporation

  • Our ambitious strategic plan demands cooperation between our management team and investment partner. Wafra has made invaluable contributions to our vision for the future, and is quick to get to work leveraging their strengths and assets to execute our plan. Wafra meets challenges with discipline and resolve, which enables our growth.

    Tom Harter, Jr.
    CEO | Microdynamics Corporation

  • Integrity serves as a critical building block for a successful working relationship and it is best described as doing what you say you are going to do. Wafra Partners has very clearly lived up to that definition, which is why our business relationship is so solid.

    Dan Trott
    CEO | Phelps Industries, LLC

* Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. (“WIAG”), an affiliate of Wafra Partners LLC, has been making direct equity investments since 1990. Wafra Partners LLC was separately founded in 2001 to find companies and investments within the parameters and sectors set forth herein and in which WIAG and its clients could invest.

^Please refer to Disclosures, sub-section Accuracy of Content/Opinions, for more information.