We are passionate about consumer and retail companies. We provide capital and strategic guidance to empower management teams to reach full potential.

About

Monogram Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused exclusively on consumer and retail companies.

The partners have invested more than $1.2 billion of equity capital primarily in consumer and retail businesses. Leveraging best practices and relationships from leading institutions, we bring elite investing and advisory experience to the lower middle market.
In partnership with management teams, the firm focuses on developing the next generation of category leaders by providing flexible capital, deep domain knowledge, and access to transformative industry relationships.

Investment Criteria

Monogram seeks to invest in innovative brands with differentiated value propositions and demonstrated customer followings. We look for strong management teams with defined visions for their businesses and the desire to achieve outsized growth on an accelerated timeline. We typically invest in companies with revenues of $5 to $50 million.

Value Addition

At Monogram, we pride ourselves on being collaborative partners with management teams. To these partnerships we bring domain expertise in areas of strategic importance: brand building, marketing, recruiting, operations, supply chain / distribution, financial reporting, and financing. Alongside this, Monogram delivers a network of key channel partners to broaden distribution into new points of sale and geographies as well as the transactional experience to maximize value on exit. We typically deploy up to $30+ million of equity capital per investment.

Sector Focus

Apparel &
Accessories

Beauty &
Personal Care

Companion
Animal

Consumer
Healthcare

Food &
Beverage

Restaurants

Team

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Based in Los Angeles, Monogram Capital Partners was founded in 2014 by Jared Stein and Oliver Nordlinger.

Monogram was formed on the principle that too many promising consumer and retail brands fail to reach their full potential due to a lack of access to capital and strategic resources during their formative stages of development.
Having spent their careers investing on behalf of leading private equity firms and advising blue chip consumer companies, Jared and Oliver bring deep domain knowledge, robust networks, and a passion for working collaboratively with entrepreneurs to every investment.

Jared Stein Managing Partner

Jared focuses on investments in apparel and accessories, food and beverage, and restaurants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pizza Studio.

 

Prior to co-founding Monogram, Jared was with Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity firm with $12 billion of capital under management and a top-decile return track-record. At Golden Gate, Jared was a member of the firm’s consumer and retail team, where he led investments in and supported six market-leading retailers. Jared previously worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a $1+ billion debut fund.

 

Prior to HGGC, Jared was a generalist in the private equity practice of Bain Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm with more than $75 billion of capital under management. He began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, working in the firm’s consumer / retail and technology industry groups.

 

Jared earned a B.A. in economics from Duke University (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Oliver Nordlinger Managing Partner

Oliver focuses on investments in beauty and personal care, companion animals, and consumer healthcare. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pizza Studio.

 

Prior to co-founding Monogram, Oliver was with Leonard Green & Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $15 billion of capital under management and a top-decile return track-record. At Leonard Green, Oliver focused on investing in and supporting consumer and retail companies, including Union Square Hospitality Group / Shake Shack, Savers, Activision Blizzard, DSW, and 99 Cents Only Stores.

 

Previously Oliver was a generalist in the private equity practice of Bain Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm with more than $75 billion of capital under management. He began his career at Bain & Company, where he assisted private equity firms with acquisition due diligence and advised corporate clients.

 

Oliver earned a B.A. in political science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Contact

General

1650 Queens Road
Los Angeles, CA 90069
info@monogramcapital.com

JARED STEIN

O: 310.774.0998 ext. 1

M: 415.990.2205

jstein@monogramcapital.com

OLIVER NORDLINGER

O: 310.774.0998 ext. 2

M: 617.359.0436

onordlinger@monogramcapital.com

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