Endeavour's mission is to find and develop quality business relationships where our contribution of capital, support, expertise, and the patience of a long-term view may result in superior returns to our investors and management partners.
Endeavour was founded in 1991 to be a local source of capital and long-term partner to leading companies in the Western United States. Today, we are investing our sixth equity fund ($675 million), and have offices in Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles. In addition to our geographic focus, we target companies in six primary industry areas, including: food, logistics and supply chain, education and training, niche manufacturing, business services and healthcare.
Our philosophy centers around the principle of stewardship: we believe in leaving a company in better condition than when we arrived. This means treating our partners fairly, doing what we said we'd do, being conservative with leverage, and emphasizing long-term value creation over short-term gains.
In addition to our equity funds, there is our Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine fund (Endeavour SEAM) providing structured equity and debt to leading middle market companies in the Western United States.
We encourage you to read about our philosophy and about why we believe we make good partners. When the time is right, we will also encourage you to check out our reputation and ask our partners about working with us.
Why Partner with Endeavour
Two decades and six funds dedicated to a consistent strategy.
Longer average investment hold period (5-10+ years) and fund life compared to most of our competitors
Conservative capital structures – no Endeavour company has had a bank loan called
Commitment to leaving a company in better condition than when we arrived
Proven record of working with management to develop internal and acquisition growth strategies
Average portfolio EBITDA growth has exceeded 100%
Wealth creation and success has led to long-term relationships with many management partners long after we exit
Our track record allows us to seek liquidity when optimal for the company