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.
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.
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.
We combine our partners’ diverse backgrounds to develop innovative approaches for our partnerships.
AT CONTOUR RIDGE
TrendyMinds is an audience-focused, full-service digital marketing agency. With broad experience serving Fortune 500 clients across healthcare, technology, green energy, data & analytics and financial service industries, this professional services firm helps organizations share their message with the people who matter most. Its end-to-end capabilities allow TrendyMinds to immerse itself in clients’ brands, develop thoughtful strategies and execute creative solutions that drive business results. TrendyMinds is the Agency of PreferenceTM for clients who want to Inspire Curiosity and Improve Lives.
WhiteStar 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, renewables, forestry, teclo and railway companies digitize and spatialize land data records. Seamless, accurate and current base map, topgraphical, geophysical and land ownership data enables clients to create business opportunities and reduce risk.
Banjo Health is an AI- and cloud-native platform whose mission is to make the business of healthcare pain free. Getting smarter with each decision, the solution reduces prior-authorization inefficiencies for health plans, PBMs, employer groups, and providers. Turnaround time is reduced from days to hours, delivering answers to patients faster and benefitting care from top to bottom.
EBITDA greater than $5M
Differentiated products or services
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.
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.
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 and digital presence are paramount to keep mindshare with customers and prospects in an increasingly virtual world.
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.
If you want to change your position, raise your standards. We live this with our founders daily.
We are partners in ownership, not owners of partnerships. Teams create great and lasting companies.
We value Founders’ perspectives; we respect their journey and work hard to be an additive part of their success.
We are deliberative investment professionals who believe that focused strategy leads great execution.
Mission, culture, people make great companies; when you invest in this core, returns follow.
Blending varied experience leads to continuous innovation and breakthrough growth.
We pursue businesses with unique advantages that delight customers.