Galanthus Partners is an investment partnership formed to acquire and operate a technology business. This business will be our sole investment, and we will be 100% focused on building an exceptional business for your employees, customers, and ultimately your legacy.
Galanthus Partners is operated by two entrepreneurs backed by a seasoned team of investors, operators and entrepreneurs.
Oliver and Henrik formed their partnership based on trust, respect and a shared goal: to buy and personally manage a technology business for the long-term. We offer a solution to business owners without a transition plan and those seeking to exit. Unlike corporate buyers or private equity, we will dedicate 100% of our time to growing one company and nurturing it for the future. We are committed to retaining and developing employees, and offer business owners flexibility in terms of their future role, deal terms and transitioning out of the business. We respect all that has gone into building a successful business and promise to continue to develop and build upon the hard work that has made the business what it is today.
Galanthus Partners is operated by two entrepreneurs backed by a seasoned team of investors, operators and entrepreneurs
Galanthus Partners are backed with committed capital by a world-class team of entrepreneurs, operators and investors with an outstanding track record in growing businesses. Investors include:
Miramar Search Partners
Miramar Search Partners is the search fund investment platform of Miramar Equity Partners, a Dallas-based family office.
Kurt Leedy co-founded Miramar Equity Partners in 2018 and leads the efforts of Miramar Search Partners. Prior to Miramar, Kurt spent more than 13 years at Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm with more than $2.5 billion of capital under management.
Aspect Investors is led by Andy Love. Andy has spent most of his career and the last two decades in the search fund arena. Andy founded Aspect Investors in mid-2012, initially as a vehicle for personally investing in search funds and their operating companies. In 2016, he expanded the team to include Brad Buser and B.A. Cullum. In mid-2017, Aspect began investing outside capital under a traditional fund structure to expand upon the investment thesis and platform that Andy had built.
TTCER is an investment partnership between the founding team of Asurion which includes Kevin Taweel, Bret Comolli, Gerald Risk, and William Thorndike. Since co-founding Asurion in 1994, the company has grown from 40 to 16,000 employees, becoming the world's largest provider of technology protection services, partnering with the world's top companies and brands and serving over 275 million customers. To learn more about Asurion click here.
Bill is a founder and General Partner of Alta Communications and Marion Equity Partners, Massachusetts-based venture capital firms. He founded Alta’s predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. in 1979, and has identified and backed several of America’s leading growth companies in the information technology, life sciences, and communications industries. Prior to founding Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., Bill was a Partner at TA Associates. He began his career as a Manager of Venture Capital for New England Enterprise Capital Corporation.
He is past President and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, a Trustee of Fairfield University, a Member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School and a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of CRH plc, and a number of privately held companies.
Bill is also an owner of the Boston Celtics professional basketball team. Bill received a degree in Economics from Fairfield University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
The Nashton Company
Co-founded by Jason Pananos and Jay Davis, The Nashton Company is a holding company investing in recurring revenue services businesses. Nashton builds leading companies in niche markets over a very long period of time.
Jason Pananos & Jay Davis
Prior to cofounding the firm, Jay and Jason managed Vector Disease Acquisition, a holding company that provides vector-borne disease prevention programs and lake management services. Under their leadership, the company made 14 acquisitions and grew at a CAGR of 43%. Vector Disease Acquisition was acquired by Rentokil Initial (FTSE: RTO) in November of 2017.
Lucas Braun & Ryan Robinson
Prior to being CEO of OnRamp, Lucas worked as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Lucas holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College. OnRamp provides computing infrastructure for companies that require high levels of security and availability.
Ryan was the President and Chairman of the Board of OnRamp. Prior to OnRamp, Ryan worked for Aero Logistics and worked as an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management. Ryan holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vonzeo Capital is an investment fund that co-finances the search as well as the acquisition of primarily service companies, typically with revenue under $50 million, that operate in growing markets. Vonzeo Capital supports entrepreneurs by creating a platform of excellence in mentoring, learning, doing and achieving. Founding partners Jan Simon and Kristoff Puelinckx have combined over 30 years of experience investing, managing, and advising companies across five different continents.
Andrew is the founder of Saltoun Capital Partners, a family office focused on investing in entrepreneurial growth businesses. Prior to SCP, he was the CEO of Integra Partners, a healthcare services company acquired in 2011 by Andrew and a group of private investors. He has also held roles at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker and Vestar Capital Partners as an investor. Andrew has been/is an active investor in growth companies including Bonobos, New Media Learning, and numerous search funds and their acquired businesses. He is a board member of Light Wave Dental, Technomotum, Circle Surrogacy, and the Brooklyn Museum Advisory Board. Andrew received a bachelor degree in business administration from Emory University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
William founded Housatonic Partners in Boston in 1994 and has been Managing Director since that time. Currently, Housatonic Partners manages over $1 billion in capital. Prior to that, William worked with T. Rowe Price Associates and Walker & Company, where he was named to the Board of Directors.
He is a Director of Access Information Management; Alta Colleges; Continental Fire & Safety Services, LLC, Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Liberty Towers, LLC; OASIS Group Ltd.; QMC International, LLC; White Flower Farm, Inc., a Trustee of Stanford Business School Trust, the College of the Atlantic (Chair) and a founding partner at FARM, a social impact investing collaborative. He is the author of The Outsiders.
Kent Weaver is currently executive Chairman and former CEO of Progressive Home Care, a Northern California-based health care company. Previously, Mr. Weaver held executive positions in marketing and product management for a VC-backed marketing automation startup, as a regional CFO and business analyst in Pepsico's Pizza Hut Division, and as a management consultant at Ernst & Young.
He received his MBA from the Fully Employed Program at the University of California, Los Angeles and BS in finance from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Integra Partners, Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks, T-Base Communications, and Neuro International.
Simon is the Co-Founder and Partner of Ivy Partners, a privately held investment firm that seeks to acquire and actively manage established private companies in the United Kingdom. Prior to launching the first search fund in the UK in 1992, he was IBM’s National Account Manager in the UK and responsible for the company’s six largest international bank clients. In 1995, he acquired an orthotics and prosthetics business Rehabilitation Services Ltd, which he grew while serving as the CEO from £3.5m to £30m in sales over 10 years, and became the chairman of the industry association, representing the industry at the Government level. Simon remains entrepreneurial and committed to building businesses and currently sits on the board of MyDish.co.uk, PXP (formerly Servebase), Medical Toxicology and Information Services Ltd, R Link Ltd, and the European Search Fund Association. Simon holds an MBA from London Business School.
AI Global is an international investment group with interests in multiple asset classes, including search funds, private equity (growth capital/equity), real estate and late-stage ventures around the globe.
Doug Tudor is an active investor with diverse experience in operating, acquiring and scaling high-growth businesses. He is Managing Partner of Ravenscourt Partners, a private investment firm focused on teaming with executives to build leading middle market, technology-enabled service companies. He spent nine years as a senior executive at Asurion, the leading global provider of technology protection services, which grew from $225 million to $4.8 billion in revenue during his tenure. Prior to that, he raised a search fund and was co-founder and President of Clear Creek Environmental.
BM Holdings is an international investment group. The group’s principal activities include investment, management, and betterment of various companies focused on the fields of energy and recycling and related technologies. The group is also involved in the field of real estate, investing in projects in Israel and worldwide. In addition, BM Holdings invests in a range of sectors, such as startup companies, investment funds, and others.