About Us

Prospect Hill Growth Partners is an established Boston-area private equity firm focused on operational value creation in middle-market growth companies. Founded in 1995 as J.W. Childs Associates and rebranded to Prospect Hill Growth Partners in 2019, we continue to focus on consumer and healthcare services.

Our firm was founded on the principle that in a competitive environment, a successful private equity firm requires a highly focused, operationally intensive approach that will result in more discriminating investment selection and post-acquisition value creation. Our focused strategy of investing in consumer and healthcare services in conjunction with the extensive operating expertise of our partners, are the principal pillars of our success. Today, we have eight investment and operating partners with decades of private equity and executive management experience, supplemented by a team of experienced investment and finance professionals.

We have broad experience acquiring businesses from a wide variety of sellers in various transaction structures, including the acquisition of:

Corporate Carve-Outs
Take Privates
Corporate Carve-Outs
Family-Owned Businesses
Take Privates
Sponsor-Owned Business

Additionally, the operating expertise of our management team has enabled us to pursue acquisitions of businesses with limited continuing management or with management succession issues for family run and controlled businesses.

We have produced strong returns throughout our history and across numerous economic and credit cycles employing our consistent, disciplined investment strategy.


Investments reflect the historical investment activity of the Partners at Prospect Hill Growth Partners, L.P. and J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.

Over the past two decades, the Partners have collectively invested approximately
$2.7 billion
of equity capital in more than
35 businesses