Cliffside Capital is an independent, private equity investor focused on acquiring and growing strong businesses. My mission is to provide expertise, attention, and capital to contribute to the success of my management partners.
Tim Brien has been successfully investing in growing private companies for over thirty years - originally on behalf of the Disney family, then for the investment arms of CS First Boston and Bear Stearns before founding Cliffside Capital in 2001.
IF YOU ARE SELLING A BUSINESS...
You should know that I will recognize and respect the value of your legacy. I won't fire your employees or make changes to your successful business. I've never inserted myself in a company's operations or even changed a company name or sign.
Your business is in good hands. I have grown every business I have invested in. I have never defaulted on a payment or a loan. In thirty years, none of my portfolio companies have declared bankruptcy.
You are welcome to stick around. I value your knowledge and relationships. One gentlemen I purchased a business from stayed employed at the company for eight years before he decided on his second retirement.
I keep my word. I have never been sued by someone I've purchased a business from. I have excellent relationships with my seller partners. You are welcome to ask them.
IF YOU MANAGE A BUSINESS...
You should know that I will treat you as a partner. You will have an ownership stake and my full support.
I believe that finding excellent businesses and managers is difficult. I am very comfortable owning businesses for the very long term. In most of my investments, I leave the timing of selling the businesses up to the CEOs.
I trust your judgment. You are the expert and are free to make the operating decisions. I am happy to assist you in any way I can. I view our partnership as an opportunity for us to learn from each other.
I have excellent relationships with my management partners. We trust and respect each other. I count them as some of my closest friends.
Before agreeing to work with me, I encourage you to speak with any of my management partners.
Preferred Service is the leading provider of high-quality building maintenance services in the Southeast. Preferred cleans retail operations, polishes concrete, leases and maintains equipment, and supplies chemicals, consumables, and equipment.
Invested in 2007.
Pioneer Supply is the leading supplier of water, sewer, and storm products in Oklahoma. The team at Pioneer is proud to offer its loyal customers deep industry knowledge and unmatched customer service.
US COASTAL INSURANCE
US Coastal Insurance Company is a New York domiciled insurer that was established to provide a premier homeowners insurance product for people who live along the coast.
Invested in 2013
Wedderspoon is the leading marketer of Manuka honey in North America. Manuka honey is probably one of the best natural immune-boosters in the world. Wedderspoon is the market leader in developing innovative Manuka products, including drops, pops, vitamin gummies, and skin care.
Invested in 2014.
GOOD EARTH ORGANICS
The Good Earth Organics is the leading supplier of Organic living soils specially formulated for growing cannabis and hemp. GEO's soils are certified by both the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Clean Green.
Invested in 2018.
KELLOGG SUPPLY COMPANY
Kellogg Supply Company serves retailers, food service operators, and manufacturers through a unique combination of product sourcing, category management, and distribution excellence.