Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco, has made a majority growth investment in Caylent, a cloud services business focused on helping companies optimize their use of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Caylent was founded in 2015 as a cloud-native organization focused on building developer tools. The investment works to support Caylent’s expansion of its capabilities and partnership with AWS. As part of the transaction, Caylent’s management team and existing executive chairman, Stephen Garden, will retain a significant amount of equity in the company.

“We proactively identified Caylent as a unique business that can achieve differentiated long-term performance as part of our multi-year focus on investing in market-leading cloud services firms,” says Alex Earls, deal partner and group head, and Gabe Stephenson, managing director. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Caylent management team and Stephen Garden to continue building the fastest growing and most capable firm in the AWS partner ecosystem, and to support the Company’s organic and inorganic growth strategies.”