Investing in Founder and Family-Owned Businesses.

Garden City is a people-first holding company buying exceptional blue & white collar service businesses from transitioning owners.

Selling your business can be simple.

We believe everyone is made in God's image, so we provide good jobs where workers can thrive.
We provide simple, fair & straightforward exits for owners with diligence focused on what matters.
We grow businesses through technology, culture & sales.

Why partner with Garden City?

Do Nothing

Remaining independent misses out on all the benefits of a strategic and financial partnership.

  • Protect Team
  • Protect Culture
  • No Liquidity
  • Stuck in the Operations
  • Carry Home Stress
  • Maintain Risk

Private Equity

Not all investors or buyers for your business are created equal. To many, it’s just a transaction.

  • Provides Liquidity
  • “Second Bite” at the Apple
  • Rip & Replace Team & Culture
  • Locked in Earnout Structure
  • Sells Your Company in 3-5 years
  • Terms Could Make Equity Worthless
  • Focused on Value Protection

Garden City

We work with founders to protect the culture and legacy of their organization while providing peace of mind.

  • Protects your Team
  • Protects your Culture
  • Provides Liquidity
  • “Second Bite” at the Apple
  • Flexible Deal Structure
  • Forever Home for your Business
  • May Become a Chairman & Advisor
  • Focused on Value Creation

Our process is proven.

We acquire extraordinary businesses.

Strong Profits

We seek $2-8M EBITDA.

Competitive Edge

A uniqueness that sets you apart.

Solid Team

Strong non-owner management team.

Enduring operations

5+ years of profitable operations.

Healthy Margins

10%+ margins are required.

High integrity

We seek companies with a reputation for being honest and upfront.

We are 50+ families investing as one.

Dan Cathy

Chairman, Chick-fil-A

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, Intel

Horst Schultze

Founder, Ritz Carlton

Cheryl Bachelder

Former CEO, Popeyes & KFC

Governor Bill Haslam

Pilot Flying J & Nashville Predators

Maggie Wilderotter

Board of DocuSign, Lyft, Costco, HPE, & Tanium

Drew Brees

Professional Athlete & Entrepreneur

Governor Jeb Bush

Former Governor of Florida

Dale Jones

Board Director, Chick-Fil-A & Northwestern Mutual

Tim Tebow

Professional Athlete & Entrepreneur

Pat Russo

Board Member, General Motors, HPE, KKR, Merck

Ryan Graves

Former CEO, Uber

John Ingram

Chairman, Ingram Industries, Inc.

Dennis Muilenburg

Former CEO, Boeing

Rick Smith

Former CEO, Equifax

Chris Tomlin

Music Artist & Entrepreneur

Scott Sperling

CEO, THL Partners

Lisa Nelson

Co-Founder, Microsoft Ventures

Colt McCoy

Professional Athlete and Entreprenuer

Mike Zafirovski

Former President of Motorola | Board Director at Boeing

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