About Wayzata Investment Partners
Wayzata Investment Partners was founded in 2004 by five current partners that have over 19 years experience investing together. Since inception, the firm has organized three private equity funds through which it has raised more than $7 billion of committed capital.
Broadly speaking, the firm pursues middle market private equity transactions. More specifically it looks to acquire controlling interests through a distressed debt acquisition strategy or directly acquiring assets in dislocated industries. Unlike typical private equity firms, Wayzata Investment Partners looks to deleverage businesses, stabilize them and then invest equity as growth capital.
Top notch management teams are crucial to the success of any business. Wayzata Investment Partners’ role is to identify outstanding talent, inside or outside the business, and then properly incent them to achieve the type of investment returns our investors expect.
Wayzata Investment Partners is a leading investor in the distressed-for-control category, specializing in energy, power, aviation, shipping, industrial manufacturing, real estate and other hard-asset businesses. The firm has acquired over 45 companies since inception and deployed in excess of $10 billion. The team consists of 29 individuals (20 investment professionals) located in four offices around the globe (Wayzata, Boston, Mumbai and London).