Founding Partners Gerik Degner and Todd Marker have joined forces to launch a new private equity firm Alpine Pacific Capital which will invest in lower middle market companies in Western US with revenues of $10 million or more. The new business has offices in Orange County and Seattle.
Founding Partners Gerik Degner and Todd Marker have teamed to launch a new private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of closely held companies in the lower middle market. With offices in Orange County and Seattle, Alpine Pacific Capital will focus on profitable companies in the Western U.S. with revenues of $10mm or more. Industries of interest include business and consumer services, consumer products, food, healthcare services, energy and utility services, infrastructure and manufacturing.
Prior to co-founding Alpine Pacific, Mr. Degner served as managing director for Waveland Capital Partners in Irvine, CA. He has also held senior level corporate advisory positions with firms such as Charterhouse Group and founded a lower middle market private equity firm in the early 2000’s.
Mr. Marker previously spent more than nine years at Seattle-based growth equity firm Montlake Capital. As a managing director, he led both minority and control transactions and served on the board of several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership positions at a venture-backed technology company and was also part of an acquisitions team that helped build the largest full-service car wash chain in the U.S.