We invest and partner with small business owners to build extraordinary companies
We lead and co-invest in equity investments through recaps, acquisition or growth financings. We can be flexible in structure depending on the owners’ goals and are comfortable in either a majority or minority position.
We pursue growth-ready companies with up to $5 million EBITDA. We are most interested in firms that are loyalty leaders: they provide joy to customers, a meaningful culture and are led by managers with the courage to build impactful companies.
We aim to be a true partner: we become well-versed in the issues and opportunities facing management, and bring to bear a focused group of operating advisors and supportive network to help make the best decisions for long-term success.
We roll up our sleeves, whether recruiting managers, providing market analysis, developing cost saving initiatives, guiding compensation policies or acquiring a competitor. We commit to building your business.
FAMILY OF COMPANIES
SVK Virtual Food Hall
TEAM & ADVISORS
BRIAN COLTONManaging Partner
Brian founded Brooklyn Equity in 2015 and has 20 years experience in buying and building small companies. Previously, Brian co-founded private equity firm Generation Equity Investors and worked at Allied Capital, Swander Pace Capital, and in M&A at Citigroup. Brian graduated from Cornell with a B.A. in Economics and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Brian has three kids and is passionate about squash, scuba diving and travel off-the beaten-path.
Senior Managing Director,
Blackstone Private Equity
CEO, Laufer International
Managing Partner, Bender Equity
Former CMO, Zipcar
Tom’s Of Maine, Bright Horizons
President, SPARC Retail
Managing Partner, Saltoun Capital
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Brooklyn, NY 11201