Astor Place Holdings (APH) is the private investment arm of Select Equity Group, L.P. (SEG). APH leverages SEG's resources to help source, execute and manage private investments.
SEG was founded in 1990 on the premise that rigorous independent research and disciplined investing will generate superior investment returns. Today, SEG manages over $35 billion in a number of strategies that share this investment philosophy and leverage a centralized research effort. More information on SEG can be found at https://www.selectequity.com.
APH deploys long-term patient capital in private investments drawing upon the investment philosophy, proprietary value chain knowledge and resources that SEG has developed over 30 years of investing. Focusing on North American companies with enterprise values of up to $250 million, we seek partnership opportunities with exceptional owners and management teams to drive long-term value creation. By investing capital for ten to fifteen years, two to three times the duration of most private equity funds, our approach allows for better decision making across business cycles. Prudent capital structures also position our companies to preserve operating flexibility and make transformative investments.
As an employee-owned firm, the creation and preservation of company culture has been essential to the success of SEG. We are mindful of the importance of culture and heritage in growing organizations. Moreover, our deep network of industry experts and Senior Advisors offers support and mentorship to management teams as they build their companies. All of this makes Astor Place Holdings a unique home for founder- and family-owned businesses.