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About

BOOKEND invests in quality companies with the potential for enduring success.

Our investment team has a unique combination of private equity and CEO experience. We have had historical success as investors and operators. We now invest substantial amounts of our own capital alongside our limited partners. Bookend makes control buyout investments in companies with at least $5 million of EBITDA. We back an experienced CEO and CFO in each transaction. We work closely with our companies to build value by driving organic revenue and earnings growth. We bring patience and discipline to every investment.

Investment Strategy

We work with management teams to find multiple avenues of value-creation. We invest in product companies and related distribution companies, in professional, industrial and consumer markets. Sectors of interest include foodservice, food and beverage, personal care, household products, home repair, building products, auto accessories and care, and marine. We back companies as they expand their distribution, recruit talent, launch new products and upgrade their systems. Given our long-term investment horizon, we support investments in innovation and new markets. We often work with alumni managers from our prior portfolio companies, given our rich experiences in building tangible value together. We also welcome new relationships with CEOs and CFOs who share our vision and commitment to excellence.

Team

Photo: Alexander S. Panos

Alexander S. Panos
Chief Executive Officer

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Karl-Heinz Pitsch
Operating Partner

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J. Gary Shansby
Senior Advisor

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Andrew Masi
Associate

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Russell Anweiler, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Photo: Alexander S. Panos

Alexander S. Panos
Chief Executive Officer

Photo: Karl-Heinz Pitsch

Karl-Heinz Pitsch
Operating Partner

Photo: J. Gary Shansby

J. Gary Shansby
Senior Advisor

Photo: Andrew Masi

Andew Masi
Associate

Photo: Russell D. Anweiler, CPA

Russell Anweiler, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Contact

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Disclosures

No Offers or Reliance

The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only. No content or other material on the site shall be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities or services of Bookend Capital Partners LLC (“Bookend”) or any other issuer. Offers can only be made where lawful under, and in compliance with, applicable law.

Bookend makes no representations that transactions, products or services discussed on the Site are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions or by all investors. Those who access the site do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws or regulations.

While Bookend uses reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, Bookend makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information or document at the site obtained outside of Bookend. Certain information on the site may contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties and speak only as of the date on which they are made. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “optimistic”, “intend”, “aim”, “will” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Bookend undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any information herein, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Opinions and any other contents at the site are subject to change without notice.

Bookend is an exempt reporting adviser. Bookend is not utilizing the site to provide investment or other advice, and no information or material on the site is to be deemed a recommendation to buy or sell any securities or is to be relied upon for the purpose of making or communicating investment or other decisions. In addition, no information, content or other materials contained on the site should be construed or relied upon as investment, legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice or in connection with any offer or sale of securities. Any transactions listed on the site are included as representative transactions and are not necessarily reflective of overall performance. Information about investing in Bookend funds is only available in the form of private placement memoranda and other offering documents. These documents contain information to help investors evaluate Bookend funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses, among other factors, before considering an investment. 

Prior Experience

The companies described in the bio of each member of the “Team” are companies that the member of management of Bookend worked with prior to starting Bookend. These companies are displayed for illustrative purposes to describe the background of Bookend’s management. Bookend is not making a statement on the performance of these investments and is not claiming the performance track record of these investments.