About Us

EXPERIENCED. INNOVATIVE. TRUSTED.

Route 2 Capital Partners is a private investment firm providing $3 - $15 million of flexible mezzanine and equity capital solutions to lower middle market companies, primarily in the southern United States. The firm maintains offices in Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina.

Our team brings extensive investment, transactional, and operational knowledge. With 100+ collective years of industry experience, the Firm combines financial strength with diverse operational expertise to create strong partnerships with portfolio companies.

The partners’ long-term relationships and ability to reliably deliver innovative junior capital solutions uniquely position R2CP as a value-added investment partner. We understand the challenges and opportunities that lower middle market operating companies face and work with management to achieve their specific goals.

R2CP seeks to provide its limited partners with superior risk-adjusted returns, and the partners' proven track record of identifying and strengthening established, profitable and growing companies with strong management teams favorably positions R2CP to realize attractive exit opportunities.

R2CP Overview

Portfolio

WE DELIVER MORE TO OUR CLIENTS

$14,025,000

Subordinated Notes + Equity
December 2018
Industrial Services Company

Buyout & Growth Capital

Industrial Services Company

Manufactures and distributes products for specific usages in the industrial services industry


Website:

Fund: Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P.
Year: 2018
Status: Current
Industry/sector: Industrial Services

 

Senior Secured Notes + Equity
November 2018
Barton Watch Bands

Buyout & Growth Capital

Barton Watch Bands

Designs, produces, and sells a variety of watch bands for traditional and smart watches


Website: http://www.bartonwatchbands.com

Fund: Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P.
Year: 2018
Status: Current
Industry/sector: eCommerce / Retail

$6,000,000

Subordinated Notes + Equity
August 2018
ConvertIT Internet Marketing

Acquisition Financing & Growth Capital

ConvertIT Internet Marketing

Provides pay-per-click online marketing solutions to local law firms


Website: http://www.convertitmarketing.com

Fund: Route 2 Capital Partners SBIC, L.P.
Year: 2018
Status: Current
Industry/sector: Digital Marketing Services

Investment Focus

THOUGHTFUL AND EFFICIENT ORIGINATION, STRUCTURING, AND EXECUTION.

TRANSACTION TYPES

  • Acquisitions
  • Buyouts
  • Growth Capital
  • Recapitalizations
  • Refinancings
  • Shareholder Liquidity Events
INVESTMENT STRUCTURE

  • $3 - $15 million of Invested Capital per Company
  • Mezzanine Debt and Equity
  • Sponsored and Non-Sponsored
COMPANY CRITERIA

  • $2 million minimum EBITDA
  • Defensible Market Position / Barriers to Entry
  • Southern Geographical Location Preferred
  • Proven Business Model
PREFERRED INDUSTRIES

  • Business Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Niche Manufacturing
  • Specialty Distribution

Relationships

R2CP prioritizes long-term relationships and strives to become a trusted, dependable financial partner.

Networks

R2CP leverages its existing industry networks to focus on value creation in each company and maximize investment returns.

Team

R2CP's cohesive team of senior partners boasts tenured experience across a range of investment capital structures.

Expertise

R2CP brings a unique blend of private equity, credit, and operational expertise to its portfolio companies and their customized capital solutions.

Efficient

R2CP moves quickly and efficiently during the transaction process to tailor mezzanine debt and equity financing to lower middle market companies.

Thoughtful

R2CP thoughtfully originates, structures, and executes transactions to satisfy all involved parties and investment requirements.

Our Team

LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS. FINANCIAL STRENGTH. OPERATIONAL EXPERTISE.

J. Scott Kester

J. Scott Kester

Partner

(854) 529-9552
skester@route2capital.com

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R. Patrick Weston

R. Patrick Weston, CFA

Partner

(864) 484-9371
pweston@route2capital.com

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Jay S. White

Jay S. White, Jr.

Partner

(854) 529-9551
jwhite@route2capital.com

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W. Spalding White

W. Spalding White, Jr.

Partner

(470) 632-1554
swhite@route2capital.com

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Kate B. Cramer

Kate B. Cramer

Director, Marketing

(864) 484-9372
kcramer@route2capital.com

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S. Simons Swanson

S. Simons Swanson

Director, Business Development

(854) 529-9553
sswanson@route2capital.com

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Contact Us

CHARLESTON. GREENVILLE.

CHARLESTON OFFICE


Address: 200 Meeting Street, Suite 403, Charleston, SC 29401 Phone: 854-529-9550 Email: info@route2capital.com

GREENVILLE OFFICE


Address: 110 E. Court Street, Suite 501, Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: 864-484-9370 Email: info@route2capital.com