Who We Invest In
Family and founder owned lower middle market companies. Industry agnostic but with a focus on the following sectors
CONSUMER, RETAIL & APPAREL
Food & Beverage, Multi-unit retail
Health & Wellness, beauty, Athletics
Focus on U.S. based businesses with a preference for the following:
Our Unique Approach
CMC is typically the first institutional capital provider to founder and family owned businesses seeking liquidity and/or acceleration of their growth. CHIEF Capital has an established track record (40+ years of experience across over $1 billion of transactions) of partnering with founder and family owned businesses to realize their potential.
Meet Founder Needs
CMC customizes each investment structure to meet the objectives of our entrepreneurs and family partners
Work Collaboratively Together
CMC doesn’t pretend to know your business better than you do, we’re here to help fuel growth, provide access to financial and human capital resources, & implement a disciplined framework for scaling businesses
Respect the Existing Culture
CMC believes in maintaining the integrity of each company’s unique culture and legacy
Believe In People
CMC believes in a people-first approach and emphasizes forming lasting relationships
CMC evaluates deals on an individual basis because no two businesses are the same and each founder and company has unique needs
With 45+ combined years of experience, the CMC team has worked with entrepreneurs and family owned businesses across a wide variety of transaction sizes, acquisitions structures, and industry sectors. We act as an extension of your team.
Christine Del Pilar
Mike has 30+ years of experience in all facets of private equity investing and has participated in the purchase or sale of businesses with transaction values exceeding $4 billion.
Prior to co-founding Chartwell Investments in 1992, Mike worked for Goldman Sachs (mergers & acquisitions department) and was a SVP of a private NYC-based investment firm.
Mike currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors across multiple organizations: Guardian Fleet Services, Blue Ocean Aesthetics Holdings, Rohrer Aesthetics, Contract Datascan Holdings, PPC Holdings, EFM Equipment Company, and General Rubber Corporation, and serves as a Director of Richard Childress Racing. Mike has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors or as a Director of multiple private companies including TTG Imaging Solutions, RQM+, Petro Stopping Centers, and SunPark.
Mike graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E., summa cum laude.
Deepak joined Chartwell in 2015, and has 15 years of investment experience. He is responsible for evaluating, structuring, and executing potential new platform and add-on acquisitions, as well as general portfolio company oversight.
Previously, Deepak was an Associate at Hyde Park Holdings (HPH), a middle market buyout firm, where he was responsible for new investment analysis, equity and debt financings, and strategic initiatives. Prior to HPH, he was an Associate at Velocity Capital Advisors (VCA), the external investment advisor to a former publicly traded business development company. At VCA, he helped to grow the portfolio by analyzing and executing unitranche, 1st lien, 2nd lien, and mezzanine investments as part of a general credit strategy. Prior to VCA, he held various roles within the finance division at Morgan Stanley. He started his career as an Analyst with GE Capital.
Deepak currently serves on the Board of Directors of Guardian Fleet Services, Blue Ocean Aesthetic Holdings, Rohrer Aesthetics, Contract Datascan Holdings, EFM Equipment Company, and General Rubber Corporation and has previously served as a Director of TTG Imaging Solutions. Deepak has an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, a B.S. from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business as a dual major in Finance and Marketing.
Andrew Shein joined CHIEF Capital in 2019. He runs the day to day operations of our CMC strategy, works with new platform investments, and collaborates with existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining CHIEF Capital, Andrew received his MBA from The Chicago Booth School of Business, where he grduated with honors and was named the Vashee Entrepreneur of the Year. Andrew's experience ranges from startups to management and brand consulting to venture capital, to consumer technology and hospitality. Andrew will play an active management role in CMC acquired companies. Andrew graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine joined Chartwell in 2020. She is the Executive Assistant to CHIEF's Managing Partner and Vice President as well as the Company’s Executive Administrator.
Prior to joining Chartwell, Christine served as the Product Lead for an online fundraising platform for travelers, FundMyTravel.