Two former private equity executives, Jim TenBroek and Scott Peters, have teamed up to launch a middle-market PE firmed called Growth Catalyst Partners LLC. “Our strategy is to partner with leading executives and companies in our sectors, and to act as a catalyst for accelerating growth, both organic and through add-on acquisition opportunities,” states managing partner Peters.
GCP, headquartered in Chicago, will target buyout investments in marketing and information, media, and business service sectors. The firm will focus on acquiring companies with Ebitda between $3 million and $12 million. GCP has already made its first investment in Opus Agency, a full-service corporate events agency based in Beaverton, Oregon. Serving the technology sector, Opus Agency is a brand events and marketing firm that provides strategy, creative, production, event management and promotional marketing services. Opus Agency has helped concept and plan events with companies such as Dell Inc., Intel Corp. and EMC Corp.