PARTNERS
FOR GROWTH

SITUATIONAL FOCUS

First Institutional Capital Provider
Identifying the right capital structure for businesses at inflection points requires deep analysis. Contour Ridge dedicates the time and resources necessary to provide valuable solutions to our partners.
Founder Exits
As partners, we work with passionate founders to grow differentiated businesses and develop succession plans. Whether looking to roll over equity or realize a full liquidity event, founders can be confident we will always act as trustworthy partners.
Corporate Carve Outs
As former executives, consultants, and bankers; our partners have the requisite expertise to successfully transition entities out of corporate parent companies.
Complex Situations
We understand every situation is unique, so we tailor our approach for each deal. Our partners listen to the needs of owners to identify the right partnership structure.
 
 

CORE

INDUSTRIES

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Technology

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Business Services

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Healthcare

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Innovative Products

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We combine our partners’ diverse backgrounds to develop innovative approaches for our partnerships.

AT CONTOUR RIDGE

 

PARTNERSHIPS

WHITESTAR CORPORATION
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STATUS
Current
INDUSTRY
GIS Data & Software
HEADQUARTERS
Lakewood, CO
WhiteStar Corporation is the preeminent provider of infrastructure planning data and software products. Over the past decade, the Company has focused its efforts on helping oil & gas, utility, green energy, and forestry services companies digitize and spatialize land data records. Seamless, accurate and current map data enables clients to create business opportunities and reduce risk.
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

EBITDA greater than $1M
Differentiated products or services
Control positions
Defensible market position
 

Leverage to help founders scale

THE CR ADVANTAGE

Our firm leverages the experience of seasoned executives in their respective fields to bring management teams operating and financial leverage. We pursue an innovative approach to growth by helping management teams create growth optionality and pursue the appropriate path to industry leader; build on a sustainable foundation while executing a defined growth plan; and refine the differentiating advantage to create broader competitive moats. 

Experienced Operators 

Operators who have worked in private equity-backed portfolio companies and recognize the unique challenges and opportunities.

Principled Investment Professionals

Investment professionals with broad transaction experience across healthcare, education, software, business services, and industrials.

Digital Fluency 

Digitally native companies have scale advantages, and we help our founders transition to digital to prepare for outsized growth.

Creative Capital Solutions  

Broad network of financing partners to bring creative equity and debt vehicles to help management make investments for scale.

Seasoned Advisory Board 

Advisory board of former corporate executives and directors bring a steady focus to key investment and operating choices.

Brand Thinkers 

Brand and digital presence are paramount to keep mindshare with customers and prospects in an increasingly virtual world.

 
 
 

OUR VISION

Contour Ridge is a diverse private equity manager led by passionate innovators. With partners based in Texas and Colorado, we maintain coverage and accessibility throughout the country. We provide founder-led businesses with the financial and operating leverage they need to take their businesses to the next level.  Founders often see the path to scale but are at a risk inflection point. The Contour Ridge approach recognizes the path to the top is never straight up but navigating from the ridge provides an advantage. 

 

Our unique investment model provides us with the flexibility to prioritize company health over short-term returns. We bring a collaborative and deliberative approach to activate virtuous growth loops in our portfolio companies. Led by passionate operators and investment professionals, our partners have developed startups and led companies in the business services, technology, healthcare, and industrials industries, among others. We are committed to helping strong businesses navigate the next stage of growth. 

 

Standards

If you want to change your position, raise your standards. We live this with our founders daily.

FIRST PRINCIPLES

Humility

We value Founders’ perspectives; we respect their journey and work hard to be an additive part of their success.

Intentional

We are focused and deliberative investment professionals who believe that great strategy leads great execution.

Purpose

Mission, culture, people make great companies; when you invest in this core, returns follow.

Innovation

Blending varied experience leads to continuous innovation and breakthrough growth.

Differentiation

We pursue businesses with unique differentiated advantages that delight customers.

Partnership

We are partners in ownership, not owners of partnerships. Teams create great and lasting companies.

Growth

Successful growth means people with purpose are creating value for customers, financials follow.

 

CONTACT US

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