History | Philosophy
| Industry Experience
Humphrey Enterprises, LLC is a private equity investment firm focused
on three primary industry sectors: automotive, healthcare, and training
and education. Humphrey Enterprises invests in companies where there
is potential for sustainable growth and where we can secure market
leading positions. We look for opportunities where we can invest
capital as well as strategic and operational expertise. Recent equity
investments have ranged from $250K to $4MM.
Humphrey Capital Group, a private equity and management group was
formed in 1984 by John and James Humphrey to acquire and operate
automotive companies. Humphrey Enterprises was founded in 2002 by
John Humphrey to build on the success of Humphrey Capital Group
by adding healthcare, and training and education to automotive as
target industries. With prior experience building and running organizations
in the training and education and automotive sectors, John decided
to create a firm that leveraged his strong entrepreneurial and operational
experience in building premium companies. Our Principals have over 100 years of operating experience
in our chosen industries; we believe our distinctiveness comes from this experience.
Our Philosophy in building Premium Companies and achieving superior
financial returns is built on a foundation of experience and is
- Customer focused innovation and reliability
- Managed risk through specialized knowledge and disciplined
- The best opportunity for growth and learning
Our strategic and operating capabilities allow us to build premium
companies that deliver superior value to their customers and achieve
superior financial returns as a result. Our goal is to make a select
number of investments where we feel we can add strategic and operational
Our Industry Experience
Training and Education
We have over 30 years experience in the corporate training and
education market, where we built and sold a premier learning business,
The Forum Corporation, and realized compound annual growth rates
of 23% in sales, 30% in profit, and 36% in shareholder value.
We are currently actively seeking opportunities in corporate education
and human resource related industries, where we can leverage our
industry knowledge and extensive contact base.
Humphrey Capital Group purchases and operates manufacturing
companies in the automotive supply area. We purchased Nelson Metal
Products, a die casting business, and managed organic growth from
$18MM to $210MM in 14 years. We earned every available award from
our customers for supplier excellence and were a recognized industry
leader in technology. Nelson Metal had compound annual growth rates
of 17% in sales, 32% in profit, and 41% in shareholder value.
Our current portfolio includes a specialty engineering supply company
serving the commercial and recreational vehicle markets, a thermoformed
plastics business, and a distribution company.
We partner with Gerard Moufflet and his firm Acceleration International,
a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare field.
Gerard has been active in the healthcare field both in Europe and
United States for over 30 years. Prior to founding Acceleration
International, he was Managing Director at Advent International,
one of the world's leading private equity investment firms.
Our current portfolio includes a medical education company that
through its national network of SimSuiteŽ Education Centers, sharpens
the clinical edge of healthcare professionals in a risk-free environment,
improves quality and patient outcomes in hospitals, and accelerates
the marketplace delivery of new medical devices and procedures.
We are actively pursuing additional investments in this sector.