KarpReilly is a private investment firm with a growth focus. A full 30% of every KarpReilly investment involves the firm’s partners personally investing their own capital. The firm takes a long term approach with a typical investment holding period of eight to ten years. The firm’s investment philosophy is ambitious, hands-on and growth-focused.

Investment primarily targets expansion capital typically in the apparel and branded consumer products, retail and restaurant sectors.

Select portfolio companies:

Salt & Straw
Salt & StrawPortland, OR
Salt & Straw is a chef driven, small batch, hand crafted ice cream concept which develops, produces and sells its unique product through both company owned retail and emerging wholesale channels.
Cooper’s Hawk*
Cooper’s Hawk*Countryside, IL
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant offers a unique dining experience where signature menus are designed with dishes to match perfectly with Cooper’s Hawk wines, made in their own private winery. It operates in 8 states across the US.
California Fish Grill
California Fish GrillFullerton, CA
California Fish Grill is a fast casual seafood restaurant serving quality seafood at affordable prices. It operates 13 restaurants across California.
EbLens*Wethersfield, CT
EbLens is a specialty retailer offering urban-inspired footwear, apparel and accessories.
Patxi’s*San Francisco, CA
Patxi’s is an award-winning polished casual dining concept offering signature Chicago-style deep dish and thin crust pizzas.
Sprinkles*Beverly Hills, CA
Sprinkles is a cup cake bakery operating in locations throughout the US and Canada. It is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s first cupcake bakeries.
Fitlife Foods
Fitlife FoodsTampa, FL
Fitlife Foods is an innovative prepared foods retailer providing fresh, all natural, from-scratch meals in a convenient grab-and-go format to help customers save time and gain energy for their active, performance-based schedules.
Eureka Restaurant Group*
Eureka Restaurant Group*Hawthorne, CA
Eureka provides an authentic collection of America’s best craft beer, small-batch whiskey, regional wine and locally sourced ingredients.
Taylor Gourmet*
Taylor Gourmet*Washington, DC
Taylor Gourmet offers premium products made with the freshest ingredients available, made in ultra-small batches to ensure the highest quality at an attractive price point.

* Position no longer held.