Public Pension Capital is a middle-market private equity fund that invests in a select group of industries: Industrial Services, Business & Financial Services and Healthcare Services.
The PPC team is led by former KKR partners Perry Golkin and Mike Tokarz. The principals of PPC have worked together for a combined 70+ years with a successful investment record over that time.
Our experience allows us to add value to portfolio companies through industry relationships, new customer introductions, strategy development, regulatory understanding, operational improvements and implementation of best practices.
PPC is an open-end private equity firm with the ability to take in new capital commitments annually. The firm’s primary investors are public pension funds, as well as a select group of insurers and university endowments.
Our unique capital pool provides significant flexibility in investment size and holding period, including the ability for very long-term holds.
The principals of PPC have significant experience across the Fund’s industry verticals.
NextGuest Technologies (“NextGuest”) provides industry leading guest acquisition and retention tools to the hospitality industry. NextGuest consists of HeBS Digital, a provider of content management and digital media technology, and Serenata, a provider of customer relationship management software.
Viteos Fund Services (“Viteos”) is a provider of middle-and back-office solutions and fund administration services to alternative asset managers. The company leverages a proprietarily built technology platform to provide a range of post-trade accounting and operational solutions covering over 20 asset classes and 10 investment strategies.
Inframark, LLC (“Inframark”) is an established provider of outsourced non-regulated operations and maintenance services to water and wastewater treatment facilities in the U.S. The Company’s core competence lies in technical expertise and know-how of servicing a diverse range of water and wastewater treatment applications and providing value-added asset management support to its customers.
Bluegrass Ingredients (“Bluegrass”) is a manufacturer of dairy and non-dairy ingredients for ingredient houses and food & beverage companies. It formulates and manufactures cheese powders, specialty dairy powders, and a variety of specialty non-dairy ingredients.
Private Client Resources, LLC ( “PCR”) is a financial technology company that provides automated, scalable data aggregation solutions to the wealth management sector. The Company aggregates, normalizes and reconciles data for over $500 billion of assets under administration across a large diversity of clients.
Mariana Systems, LLC (“Mariana”) is a cloud-based, front-end portfolio management and credit underwriting software platform targeting investment managers, BDC’s and direct lending groups.
Life Science Outsourcing, Inc. (“LSO”) is an FDA registered and ISO 13485 certified full-service medical device contract manufacturer. LSO offers clients services including medical device manufacturing, medical package testing, sterilization validation, fulfillment & distribution, cleaning & decontamination and quality incubator services.
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PPC was founded as a unique partnership between leading state pension funds, other long term investors and the principals of PPC. PPC offers its investors a high degree of transparency, governance and alignment of financial incentives. PPC’s structure is designed to provide its investors with attractive, long-term risk-adjusted returns.
ESG: A founding principle of Public Pension Capital is better governance in private equity. We extend a similar philosophy to enhancing value in our portfolio companies, which includes focusing on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues. PPC is committed to investing responsibly by integrating material ESG considerations into our investment processes.
In support of the many people seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Pension Capital and its employees have, and will continue to make donations to the following organizations: Achilles International, City Meals on Wheels, Donorchoose.org, Feeding America, God’s Love – We Deliver, and New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
Citizenship: Public Pension Capital has provided internships to undergraduate scholars from The Jackie Robinson Foundation and Girls Who Invest. PPC will continuously endeavor to invest in human capital both within the firm and in its portfolio companies.
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