We look to partner with excellent management teams, leveraging our industry expertise and executive network to help those teams accelerate growth through organic investments and M&A.

20 years
working together
I have known the team at Northlane since 2005; this is the second time where we have partnered on one of their portfolio companies. They are smart, direct, and performance-driven and I would happily work with them again.
Scott Weeren
CEO | Brandmuscle
This is my second stint running a portfolio company for the team at Northlane. They are terrific partners with great understanding of our industry (pharma services) and how to build companies within it.
Michael Woods
CEO | Firma Clinical Research
NCP bought the business I was running from the family of the founder. They merged it with another portfolio company and asked me to run the combined business. They had a vision in bringing our companies together and we have largely been able to realize that potential. Since the initial transaction, we have completed another add-on that further advances our capabilities. NCP has been terrific to work with – they let us run the business while supporting us with a data-driven and strategic mindset.
Stefan Lindvall
CEO | MultiTech Systems
Northlane has been an excellent partner for me in helping to build a great business. From day one, they have made the investments in both people and technology, as well as leveraged their extensive operating network to provide valuable insight and strategic direction, which has enabled PAR to accelerate into its next phase of growth.
Thad MacKrell
CEO | PAR Excellence Systems
Partnering with Northlane as CEO of Discovery Data has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. With Northlane’s support and guidance, we were able to add critical pieces to the management team, fuel new product development, and achieve significant growth.
Bob Skea
CEO | Discovery Data
Northlane is a great partner for us, sharing in our vision of creating a global behavioral health organization that transforms the lives of troubled youth, adults, their families, and communities. Within the first year of Northlane’s investment, we developed a significant pipeline of M&A opportunities and completed two very strategic acquisitions that furthered our mission.
Josh Glade
CEO | Empower Community Care

How We Add Value

We have employed some combination of these strategies in each of our investments. Recognizing there is no “one size fits all” approach, we work collaboratively with management before and after closing to agree on a value creation plan.

Organic Growth

We evaluate investments in these and other avenues for growth:

  • Sales and marketing strategy, incentives, and resources
  • New products and services
  • New locations and/or geographic markets

Growth Through Acquisitions

  • We have completed 50+ add-on transactions for our portfolio companies
  • We typically function as outsourced corporate development, allowing management to focus on the core business

Leverage Northlane Executive Network

  • We partner with operating executives with industry-specific experience who can work with management to help identify opportunities to expand profit margins

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Every successful investment involves an excellent management team.