Castle Harlan was founded in 1987, but its roots reach back to the start of the institutionalized private equity market in the 1960s and the pioneering use of private equity limited partnerships as investment vehicles. Our investment funds are limited partnerships that include public and corporate pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals as participants.
Since our inception, Castle Harlan has participated in eight private equity funds, five domestically and three in Australia. Those funds totaled approximately $6.0 billion in capital commitments.
We have also joined forces with one of Australia's leading private investment firms to create CHAMP - Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners. Together Castle Harlan and CHAMP employ more than 40 investment professionals. Read more about Champ Ventures here.
The Castle Harlan team of 9 professionals is notable for its stability, as well as for broad experience, creativity and integrity. The firm's principals average tenure with the firm is in excess of fifteen years. We make our investment decisions consensually, with all of the firm's professionals participating. Integrity and personal trust are fundamental to everything we do.
We also are supported by an effective network of affiliates - present and former executives of portfolio companies, side-by-side investors in our funds, and friends of the firm - who help us maintain a strong operating focus by finding or analyzing potential acquisitions, serving on boards and management teams, and contributing industry expertise.