Lead Left Interview – Paul Peterson

This week we chat with Paul Peterson, a managing director at Wind Point Partners. Wind Point Partners is a private equity investment firm that with a strategic focus on facilitating leadership transitions by partnering with top caliber executives to acquire middle market businesses with a clear path to value creation. Since its founding in 1984, the firm has raised over $3 billion in commitments and acquired more than 90 platform companies and 160 add-on acquisitions. 

The Lead Left: Paul, give us an overview of how Wind Point thinks about investing?

Paul Peterson: We have been executing and evolving our core strategy for over 15 years.  That strategy is based on the fundamental premise of solving leadership succession challenges.  Those can arise from family or entrepreneur owned and managed businesses, corporate divestitures, a CEO who simply would like to retire, or even situations where