Who we are
We are a holding company managed by experienced operators and finance professionals who have scaled businesses in various industries.
We believe sustainable business growth requires sound strategy, strong partners, and great relationships.
We have committed capital, a strong balance sheet, and the ability to support companies throughout their lifecycle.
We invest with a long-term perspective and with the goal of growing earnings while making regular distributions to all stakeholders.
We focus on B2B companies in the lower middle-market, where our experience, networks, and shared back office resources create tremendous value.
Create value through strategic planning and operational enhancements.
Collaborate with our management teams and provide support without getting in the way.
Avoid overburdening companies with debt.
Promote best practices gained from our successes in buying, building, and selling B2B businesses.
Align the interests of sellers, managers, investors, and executives.
With Tide Rock, company owners and management gain...
Tide Rock evaluates investment opportunities from a different perspective than traditional financial and strategic buyers. We strive to generate long-term sustainable earnings growth rather than targeting 3-5 year exits. Our holding company model gives us flexibility in acquisition structure and the ability to work with business sellers to achieve their unique goals. Unlike traditional financial buyers, we will not overburden our partner companies with debt.
B2B with specific interest in:
Transportation & Logistics
Food & Beverage
Up to $30 million (excluding co-investment)
EBITDA of $2-7M for platforms; $0-5M for add-ons
Attractive working capital cycle
Low customer concentration
Defensible market position
Meet our leadership team
"I selected Tide Rock because they were transparent in their plans for Seawind post-transaction. After getting to know each other, we even worked out an equity share that I could retain in the business because I trusted them as partners and their plans for the business. Post-transaction, I have found their management style to be very collaborative and they continue to ask for my input on every major decision."
Steve Cade - Founder
“The team at Tide Rock has been fantastic to work with. They add tremendous value in both strategic thinking as well as tactics. They are there when we need them and allow the management team to operate without micromanaging. I could not ask for a better investor or partner.”
Peter Heald - CEO
“The team at Tide Rock have been invaluable partners over the last four years. They were instrumental in identifying and closing acquisition and developing short and long-term strategies for growth. As an investor with deep operating experience, I appreciate Ryan’s outside perspective. Since the outset or our partnership, Tide Rock has provided the right balance of autonomy and collaboration.”
Garry Green - President & CEO
“Tide Rock was a major reason for RelationEdge’s success. Working with Tide Rock on the business plan led to a collaborative and successful relationship that resulted in a successful exit to Rackspace US, Inc. RelationEdge experienced significant growth with Tide Rock, achieving both an Inc. 500 and San Diego Business Journal Fastest Growing company designation. This would not have been possible without the input, guidance and commitment demonstrated by the Tide Rock team!”
Matt Stoyka - CEO
"Tide Rock is a dynamic organization with a winning holding company strategy. Their integration of ISC's management team was an important element for a win-win deal. Their strategy to grow ISC and their other portfolio companies is compelling, and I will share in that after becoming a Tide Rock investor through the deal."Steve Burk - Founder and President
“I was thrilled to partner with the impressive team at Tide Rock Holdings to scale Intensity. Their approach to the deal and vision for the business were more attractive than what corporate buyers brought to the table. The opportunity to become a Tide Rock investor through the deal and defer capital gains taxes was particularly unique. I look forward to participating in the continued success of Intensity and Tide Rock's other companies.”
Ryan Sullivan - Founder and President