• Transition capital. Transformation partners.

    Private Equity for Lower Middle Market Businesses seeking ownership transition

  • Overview

    W3Capital is a family owned Private Equity investor seeking partnerships with other successful founder and family owned companies. We facilitate ownership transition and enable management teams to successfully lead their businesses into the future.


    We do more than provide capital. We work with business leaders to enhance enterprise value through additional capital, complementary acquisitions, operating improvements and team additions.


    We leverage our team members' investing experience, public and private company management experience and proven entrepreneurial success to assist and inspire business managers to lead their companies to their full potential.


    Our investments are made with personal capital. We are focused on helping our current investments succeed, rather than raising our next fund. We are not pressured by typical private equity investment horizons and invest with a view toward long term success.


    Our partners work on every aspect of our transactions and guarantee post-transaction access. The only way we win is by making sure that you win.

  • Team W3C

    The W3Capital team combines experience with passion, creativity and dedication. We share common educational backgrounds, but differing yet complementary work experience relevant to helping businesses and business leaders succeed.

    Rob Wadsworth

    Partner, Boston

    B.S. Systems Engineering, UVA

    MBA, Harvard Business School

    Senior Advisor & Founder, Harbourvest Partners, LLC


    Steve Wadsworth

    Partner, San Francisco

    B.S. Systems Engineering, UVA

    MBA, University of California Los Angeles

    Chairman, Tapjoy, Inc.


    Jay Wadsworth

    Partner, Richmond

    B.S. Systems Engineering, UVA

    MBA, UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler

    Founder, InSight Aviation Insurance


  • Criteria

    We invest in successful businesses to facilitate transition and enable growth

    Enterprise Value - Up to $100 Million

    • Low to Medium Capital Intensity
    • Recurring Revenue Base up to $100 MM
    • History of Stable, Positive Cash Flows between $2 and $12 MM

    Business Profile 

    • Family and Founder Owned or Corporate Divestitures
    • Headquartered in North America
    • Defensible market positions
    • Identifiable organic and acquisition growth prospects

    Key Verticals

    • Software / SaaS
    • Proprietary Data Services
    • Specialty / Value Added Distribution
    • Niche Manufacturing

    Transaction and Post Transaction

    • We seek control investments
    • We work with existing management teams to enhance enterprise value through additional capital, complementary acquisitions, operating improvements and team additions
    • We collaborate with business leaders to achieve substantial and sustainable improvements in growth and profitability