Chestnut Hill Partners

Empowering Success

Since 1995

Committed to the Middle Market, Committed to Growth

Chestnut Hill Partners is a nationally recognized investment banking boutique specializing in merger and acquisition originations. We are retained by leading private equity firms and corporations seeking targeted industry investments. Our experienced professionals discreetly and confidentially bring clients together with companies seeking investment capital, and owners seeking majority or minority sale transactions.

To affirm our commitment to the companies we work with, CHP has been co-investing in transactions we originate for over 15 years. Our goal is to originate successful and privately negotiated transactions that are mutually beneficial.


  • the Financing of Construction Labor Contractors

    a leading provider of temporary staffing of skilled tradesmen for the commercial construction market

    by Silver Oak Services Partners.

  • the Acquisition of Sprayglo

    an automotive aftermarket franchise business

    by Driven Brands,

    a portfolio company of Harvest Partners

  • the Acquisition of Superior Contract Cleaners

    a contract sanitation service provider, 

    by Packers Sanitation Services (PSSI),

    a portfolio company of Harvest Partners

  • the Acquisition of Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.

    the largest ultra premium pet food brand in the US
    by Del Monte Foods, a portfolio investment of KKR and Vestar Capital Partners

  • the Acquisition of Greg C. Rigamer & Associates

    a provider of cutting edge data management and analysis software and technology consulting services
    by Clearview Capital, a private investment firm

  • the Acquisition of Contessa Premium Foods, Inc.

    a leading U.S. processor and distributor of premium seafood and frozen bagged convenience meals
    by Sun Capital Partners, a private investment firm

  • the Acquisition of Berry Family of Nurseries.

    One of the nation’s largest wholesale growers of ornamental plants with locations across the country
    by Insight Equity Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm

  • the Acquisition of DCS Sanitation Management

    a contract sanitation service provider,

    by Packers Sanitation Services (PSSI)

    a portfolio company of Harvest Partners

  • the Acquisition of Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation

    an operator and franchisor of full-service restaurants 
    by Centre Partnersa private investment firm

  • the Acquisition of Granny’s Kitchens, Ltd.

    a leading full line supplier of donut products 
    by Keystone Bakery Holdings, LLCa portfolio company of Keystone Capital, Inc.

Firm of the Year

"M & A Pro of the Year"


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    CHP’s Targeted search program has exceeded our expectations.   With CHP’s process and seasoned leadership, we have completed 7 add-ons for 2 portfolio companies over the past 18 months.  They have delivered excellent results through these accretive and highly strategic opportunities.

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    The level of professionalism and integrity that we experienced with CHP only complemented their focus and intensity. The result of which was a
    successful and pleasant experience. CHP will be a part of the firm’s overall growth strategy in the future.
    Derek McDowell
    Managing Partner
    Boyne Capital Partners

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    Chestnut Hill Partners has a team of skilled bankers, who brought us and helped facilitate a highly successful acquisition. We enjoyed a very
    professional and rewarding experience working with them.
    Keith Pennell
    General Partner
    DFW Capital Partners

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    The ability for CHP to engage companies effectively is second to none. The entire team’s focus, involvement and responsiveness raise the bar. I look
    forward to working with them on our next mandate.
    Joe May
    Managing Principal
    Graham Partners

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    CHP was diligent in understanding our investment philosophy and his follow up is second to none. We would welcome the opportunity to work with them again.
    Mark Sullivan
    Lineage Capital

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    CHP has been key to growth of our portfolio. The firm possesses unparalleled ability to access companies and bring them to the table. Their team is by our side and attentive from concept to close. We look forward to working with them on our next engagement.
    Edward Feuerstein
    Managing Director
    Audax Group

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    CHP’s team aligns with our interests and acts as an extension of our firm in every capacity. Consistently exceeding our expectations, I cannot think of another firm we would rather work with for targeted searches.
    David Jaffee
    Managing Director
    Centre Partners

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    Chestnut Hill Partners, has done several retained searches for affiliates of Sun Capital. Their focus, insight and tenacity set them apart from competitors and we look forward to working with CHP in the future.
    Kevin Feinblum
    Sun Capital Partners

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    I have worked with CHP on multiple assignments and they have distinguished themselves as a cut above the rest. They quickly develop a deep understanding of the business, our strategic objectives and execute as an extension of our firm. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Alexander Panos
    Managing Director
    TSG Consumer Partners