Cerberus is an industry pioneer in the deployment of operational private equity, an approach where investment professionals, operating executives, functional specialists, and technology experts work closely together throughout the lifecycle of an investment. This collaboration helps identify and execute key operating initiatives, accelerate performance, and drive long-term value creation.

For more than two decades, our team has applied this operationally-oriented approach to invest more than $16 billion of equity capital – acquiring controlling or substantial minority interests in 75 portfolio companies and completing more than 100 add-on acquisitions. Our strong operating bench and broad capital market expertise equips us to pursue opportunities that we believe have the potential to benefit from operational and strategic initiatives. The team has developed substantial expertise in a wide range of industries on a global basis with a focus on the following verticals:

  • Consumer
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Services

While Cerberus has found that any one of these company profiles can help drive a successful investment, our largest successes have been realized when multiple components of the above are executed during an investment.


The Cerberus Operational Private Equity Edge


Experienced Investment Professionals and Integrated Global Platform

Cerberus Private Equity has substantial experience as an operationally-oriented investor across multiple industries, geographies, market cycles, and structures. With a team of approximately 25 investment professionals and Senior Managing Directors with an average tenure of 15 years at Cerberus, we have the ability to execute an established and repeatable investment process that seeks to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns.


Industry-Leading Operating Capabilities

Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company is our operations platform with operating executives and functional experts who work full-time for Cerberus. We believe that few firms maintain a staff and partner network of operating and executive resources of comparable size with such extensive experience.

Cerberus Technology Solutions focuses exclusively on leveraging emerging technology, data, and advanced analytics to drive value across our platform and portfolio of investments. Our expert technologists work closely with Cerberus investment and operating professionals on a variety of initiatives targeted at improving systems and generating value from data.

Our Private Equity team draws upon these resources to seek to create attractive investment opportunities and to plan and implement strategic and operational initiatives designed to drive significant value creation.



Robust Industry Knowledge

Our investment and operations teams collectively have experience across a range of industries on a global basis, including:

  • Business Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial & Automotive
  • Retail and Consumer
  • Government Services
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology



Private equity strategy capital invested




Add-on acquisitions


Note: Capital, portfolio companies, and add-on acquisition figures as of March 31, 2022.