Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global alternative asset manager, Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. As a partner with strong and highly motivated management teams, the firm looks to accelerate growth through an obsessive focus on enhancing the customer experience, operational excellence, marketing expertise, and strategic and disciplined management.
The firm was founded by leaders who have successfully built significant businesses. Weld North works closely with companies not only as a financial resource provider but as an operating partner. Portfolio companies benefit from the deep and wide-ranging experience of Weld North’s operating executives. These world-class business leaders help the firm evaluate investment decisions and provide strategic and operational insight.
Weld North was designed to have a longer investment time horizon than many financial sponsors. Building strong businesses takes hard work and continued investment over a period of time, and Weld North provides its companies with the flexibility to focus on long term objectives rather than quarterly earnings.
Ultimately, Weld North’s goal is to create value for management and shareholders by building profitable and enduring businesses. To that end, while portfolio companies may differ in scope and focus they will share some common attributes. Weld North is looking to partner with companies that develop and market high quality products and services, understand the primacy of delivering an excellent customer experience, and seek to be best among industry peers in sales and marketing.