About us

MORE THAN CAPITAL... VISION, EXPERIENCE, ADDED VALUE

more than just capital

Beechwood Capital is a Boston-based investment group that identifies and invests in growth and venture stage branded consumer products and specialty retail/restaurant concepts. We are much more than a source of capital. We are former entrepreneurs and experienced operators ideally positioned to invest in other strong entrepreneurs. We seek to utilize our deep experience in the consumer products industry to help our portfolio companies build value and competitive advantage. We focus on disruptive, differentiated businesses that offer unique growth opportunities.

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  • Partnership
    Approach

    We look to invest in founders and strong existing management who are prepared to take their businesses to the next level. Our investment thesis is built on providing unique resources and added value to our portfolio companies. To that end, we look to partner with management via organizational, working capital, distribution and business development planning to help them truly realize their vision for the business.

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  • operational
    experience

    We believe our deep operating experience in the consumer products industry, sets us apart from the average private equity or venture capital firm. Our expertise and resources across brand marketing, product development, sales, logistics, supply chain and sourcing provides our partners with a unique set of assets to help drive growth.

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  • INVESTMENT
    FOCUS

    Our investment criteria is solely focused on branded, disruptive consumer products companies and specialty retail/restaurant concepts. We look to invest in companies with unique and differentiated products/services that reach sizable markets, offer multi-channel distribution opportunities and are fueled by strong management.

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helping entrepreneurs to realize their vision

We look to invest in founders and strong existing management who are prepared to take their businesses to the next level. Our investment thesis is built on providing unique resources and added value to our portfolio companies. To that end, we look to partner with management via organizational, working capital, distribution and business development planning to help them truly realize their vision for the business.

Investment Criteria
Added
Value

We are much more than just a source of capital. As former operators we have intimate knowledge of the branded consumer products industry and can provide unique resources to help drive growth. We seek to utilize our deep industry experience to help our portfolio companies build value and competitive advantage. We’ll roll up our sleeves with you to tackle opportunities and threats.

  • Differentiated product development
  • Brand strategy and integrated marketing
  • Sourcing/manufacturing
  • Access to key big-box/specialty/grocery retailers
  • Direct-to-consumer strategy
  • Working capital planning and strategy
  • Small business perspective/large business resources

Entrepreneurs to
Entrepreneurs

We founded and built The Holmes Group (including such brands as Crock-Pot®, Rival® and Bionaire®) into an $800 million international branded consumer products leader. We understand the challenges of growing a branded and differentiated business—we’ve been there. We provide experience, leadership and network to help drive opportunity and growth.

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