Altas Partners


Altas is an investment firm with a long-term orientation, focused on delivering outstanding results through the active ownership of high-quality businesses


We are different from many other investors. Founded in 2012, Altas pioneered an approach to private equity investing that recognizes the power of combining a flexible time horizon with an intense focus on value creation.

We appreciate the limitations of traditional private equity and set out to build a firm dedicated to building great businesses, thoughtfully and purposefully, in partnership with outstanding management teams.

As investors, our objective is to generate excellent returns. We do this by being discerning in our choice of businesses, and dedicated in our ownership of them. Each year we evaluate a large number of opportunities to identify one or two that are compelling.

Our objective is to realize on our efforts with each business not when our time is up, but when our work is done. This allows us to make strategic decisions for each business with a view toward significant and sustainable value creation.

We focus on investments from $250 million to $1 billion or more of equity as we like the combination of quality and opportunity that these businesses can represent.

We invest in high-quality businesses that are hard to replicate and typically enjoy the following characteristics: market leadership, attractive cash flow profile and returns on re-invested capital, and minimal risk of obsolescence.

Today we steward approximately $7 billion of our partners’ capital.



  • Andrew Sheiner
  • Scott Werry
  • Christopher McElhone
  • Kathleen Taylor
  • Paul Nicoletti
  • David Brent
  • Damon Conway
  • Alisha Adam
  • Aza Albogatchieva
  • Nick Benseler
  • Patrick Brown
  • Joyce Chan
  • Minnie Chan
  • Chevonne Cloutier
  • Judy Dong
  • Ryan Dowling
  • Daniel Farewell
  • Sam Guo
  • Jack Hansen
  • Jack Hayward
  • Akshay Kumar
  • Simon Leung
  • Nick Mancini
  • Dharmesh Samji
  • Aisha Sánchez
  • Michael Shay
  • Arun Thiru
  • Yidi Xiong
  • Kevin Yu

    Advisory Board

  • Yves de Balmann
  • Anthony Bowe
  • John Francis
  • Andrew Hauptman
  • David Lawee
  • Joe Natale

DuBois Chemicals is a premier provider of customized and value-added specialty chemicals solutions and services to more than 15,000 customers.

Founded in 1920, DuBois researches, develops, manufactures, and supports a broad range of customized specialty chemical products and related equipment. DuBois is a solutions provider to its customers, helping them address their significant performance, quality, cost, safety, and compliance issues and challenges.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DuBois leverages its proprietary chemistries and unique on-site service and support capabilities to offer a compelling value proposition by reducing downtime, minimizing defects, and extending equipment life for its customers’ applications. As a result, DuBois maintains strong loyalty across a diverse customer base that relies on its technical expertise and broad suite of product solutions to ensure their machinery, processes, and systems run seamlessly.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a leading graduate health sciences academic institution.

Founded in 1979, USAHS currently educates more than 4,000 students through its network of campuses in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; Miami, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and through its online programs.

USAHS is the largest educator of physical therapists and occupational therapists in the US, and also offers graduate degrees in nursing and other areas related to its core mission of quality health sciences education.

Based in Rosemont, Illinois, Tecta America is the leading national commercial roofing company in the U.S. Tecta’s services are broad and comprehensive, and include installation, replacement, new construction, roofing repairs, disaster response, portfolio management, and advanced sustainability options.

With more than 60 locations and 3,000 roofing professionals nationwide, Tecta America offers best-in-class responsiveness and a depth of resources that is unmatched in the industry. Its network of professionals offers a comprehensive knowledge of the unique needs of their local communities coupled with access to resources available only to a large, national roofing company.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hub International Limited is a leading North American insurance brokerage, providing a variety of business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance and risk management products to small and medium sized businesses through the United States and Canada.

From its 490 locations throughout North America, Hub’s vast network of specialist brokers act as knowledgeable intermediaries between more than one million clients and thousands of insurance carriers, offering client-focused advocacy and tailored insurance solutions.

Founded in 1966, PADI provides certification offerings including instructional materials, identification cards, logbooks and other items to certify and train scuba divers across a full spectrum of skill levels from recreational to professional.

PADI enjoys a leading market position globally, with more than 25 million diver certifications around the globe. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, with regional offices in Canada, UK, China, Japan and Australia, PADI supports the efforts of individual professional members, dive centers and resorts in more than 183 countries.

Founded in 2001, Capital Vision Services (CVS) provides management services to affiliated independent MyEyeDr. O.D. (MyEyeDr.) optometrists. CVS offers a complete array of financial, marketing, human resources and accounting services, along with managed care credentialing and claims processing.

MyEyeDr. practices offer patients exceptional vision care services and a wide selection of prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. MyEyeDr. affiliated practices have grown steadily through new location openings and collaborative acquisitions, from a single practice in the Washington D.C. metro area in 2001 to more than 450 locations throughout the United States.

Realized in 2019

Medforth Global Healthcare Education is an organization dedicated to addressing the growing global need for high-quality medical and healthcare professional training.

Its schools demonstrate a history of providing excellent teaching and student support, with an emphasis on training healthcare professionals who serve with knowledge, compassion, dedication and expertise. Medforth seeks to address the shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals, particularly in medically underserved communities. Its educational institutions are committed to delivering high-quality medical training with excellent academic outcomes and career opportunities. They include St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, one of the world’s leading universities committed to outstanding medical and healthcare education, and Rocky Vista University, a leading osteopathic medical school with campuses in Colorado and Utah.

Medforth Universities

Founded in 1988 and based in Saskatchewan, Canada, NSC Minerals is the market-leading provider of salt for road safety, industrial and agricultural applications.

NSC provides salt to municipal, provincial and state governments, private contractors and industrial customers in Western Canada and the North Central United States. Its highly efficient logistics and distribution network includes company-owned railcars and strategically located facilities to ensure maximum efficiency and superior customer service.

Realized in 2019

We established a set of guiding principles at the founding of our firm

Collaboration We promote a culture that is collegial yet grounded in open, thorough and critical debate

Alignment We invest our own capital alongside our investors’ and insist that our management team partners do the same

Responsibility We capitalize our businesses responsibly to withstand economic cycles and other factors beyond our control

Accountability We prefer significant ownership stakes and the responsibilities this entails

Integrity We always conduct ourselves with integrity

Excellence We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business

Quality We focus on stable, high-quality businesses that have sustainable advantages, good long-term prospects and attractive return-on-capital characteristics

Partnership We partner with talented management teams and provide them with operational and strategic support to enhance the value of our businesses

They help guide us as we build Altas over time


Altas Welcomes Akshay Kumar
September 3, 2020
Altas Welcomes Kevin Yu
September 6, 2018
Scott Werry to Join Altas
February 14, 2013


  • PE Hub Reports on Altas Investment in Unified
    November 5, 2020
  • Unified Women’s Healthcare Announces New Investment from Altas Partners
    November 5, 2020
  • Andrew Sheiner Presents at SuperReturn North America
    September 16, 2020
  • Altas Welcomes Akshay Kumar
    September 3, 2020
  • Altas Welcomes New Associates
    August 4, 2020
  • Altas Welcomes Michael Shay
    January 13, 2020
  • Playing the long game with private equity assets
    January 6, 2020
  • Altas Welcomes Nick Mancini
    December 9, 2019
  • WSJ Reports on Altas Partners Fund II Closing
    November 4, 2019
  • Buyouts Reports on Altas Partners Fundraise
    November 4, 2019
  • Altas Partners Closes US$3 Billion Fund
    November 4, 2019
  • Altas Partners Completes Acquisition of DuBois Chemicals
    September 30, 2019
  • Altas Partners Completes Sale of Capital Vision Services
    August 29, 2019
  • WSJ Reports on Altas Acquisition of DuBois Chemicals
    August 28, 2019
  • Altas Partners to Acquire DuBois Chemicals
    August 28, 2019
  • Altas Welcomes New Associates
    August 6, 2019
  • Altas Welcomes Aisha Sánchez
    August 6, 2019
  • Andrew Sheiner Interviewed at SuperReturn on the Current State of Private Equity
    June 19, 2019
  • Buyouts Reports on the Appointment of Katie Taylor as Chair of Altas
    June 12, 2019
  • Altas Appoints Kathleen Taylor as Chair
    June 12, 2019
  • Wall Street Journal Reports on Altas Sale of Capital Vision Services
    June 3, 2019
  • Altas Partners Announces Agreement to Sell Capital Vision Services
    June 3, 2019
  • St. George’s University Featured in the National Post
    March 15, 2019
  • Altas Partners Completes Acquisition of University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
    February 1, 2019
  • Altas Partners Completes Sale of NSC Minerals
    January 17, 2019
  • PE Hub Features Altas Partners
    December 20, 2018
  • Altas Partners Acquires Significant Interest in Hub International
    November 28, 2018
  • Altas Partners Acquires Tecta America
    November 20, 2018
  • Altas Welcomes Kevin Yu
    September 6, 2018
  • Dominic Barton Joins Advisory Board
    August 27, 2018
  • Altas Welcomes David Brent
    July 23, 2018
  • St. George’s University in the News
    June 26, 2018
  • Altas Partners to acquire University of St. Augustine
    May 3, 2018
  • Altas Partners Acquires Significant Interest in PADI
    June 28, 2017
  • David Lawee Joins Advisory Board
    June 24, 2017
  • Joe Natale Joins Advisory Board
    September 30, 2016
  • The Omaha play: Buy-out firms are seeking out longer-term investments
    September 10, 2016
  • Altas Welcomes Damon Conway
    June 27, 2016
  • The Globe and Mail Reports on Altas Partners Fundraise
    May 2, 2016
  • Wall Street Journal Reports on Altas Partners Fund Closing
    May 2, 2016
  • Altas Partners Completes US$1 Billion Fundraise
    May 2, 2016
  • Burgeoning Altas Partners inks third private equity deal
    August 17, 2015
  • Altas Partners Invests in Capital Vision Services
    August 17, 2015
  • Kathleen Taylor Joins Advisory Board
    June 1, 2015
  • Going long: Why Altas Partners and OPTrust invested in St. George’s University
    August 25, 2014
  • With an eye on the long term, ex-Onex star has big goals for Altas
    August 8, 2014
  • St. George’s University Lands $750M Investment Deal
    August 8, 2014
  • Altas Partners with St. George’s University
    August 8, 2014
  • Altas Adds to Firm’s Advisory Board
    June 1, 2014
  • Altas Partners Acquires NSC Minerals
    October 11, 2013
  • Andrew Sheiner on the Changing Face of Private Equity
    March 18, 2013
  • Scott Werry to Join Altas
    February 14, 2013
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