Wellspring Capital Management is a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York.  Since its founding in 1995, Wellspring has raised over $4 billion of initial capital commitments through six private equity funds.  Over the past 23 years, Wellspring has invested in over 35 platform investments and completed over 60 add-on acquisitions across various segments of the U.S. and global economies.  Wellspring’s objective is to bring partnership, experience and value creation to each investment.  By teaming up with strong management, Wellspring is able to unlock underlying value and pursue new growth opportunities through strategic initiatives, operating improvements and add-on acquisitions. The firm functions as a strategic partner, providing management teams with top-line support, M&A experience, financial expertise and access to resources.


The Partners of Wellspring constitute a long-tenured team, having worked together an average of 15 years over three funds. Our tight-knit, single-office culture enables transparent oversight and a streamlined decision-making process. Wellspring’s investment professionals possess diverse and complementary backgrounds that combine valuable experience in private equity, restructuring, corporate finance, capital markets and corporate law. This breadth and depth of experience enables the team to efficiently evaluate and complete acquisition opportunities across a broad range of industries. The Firm takes pride in its ability to marshal its resources quickly and focus on the issues that matter, resulting in speed and certainty during the acquisition process.


Wellspring partners with highly qualified and motivated senior management teams, actively working together to unlock a company’s potential by providing ongoing financial, strategic and operational support. Wellspring has earned the reputation as a trusted, reliable partner and is often the preferred partner of a portfolio company’s senior management team. This preference is a result of the Firm’s differentiated and conservative approach to leverage, in addition to a transparent oversight model, which is driven by our small group of senior professionals and absence of bureaucracy. The Firm also has a long history of collaboration with entrepreneurs and closely held businesses to achieve outsized growth, with a large percentage of our portfolio companies being transitioned from founder ownership.


Wellspring has one of the best performance track records in middle-market private equity. As a result, the Firm has consistently expanded its capital base with each successive fund. Since the launch of its initial program in 1995, Wellspring’s fund size has grown by over 17 times.