Copley invests in Leadpoint

Copley Equity Partners has made an investment in Phoenix-based Leadpoint Business Services, a provider of high-performance work teams. No financial terms were disclosed. Ernst & Young served as financial adviser to Copley Equity Partners on the transaction while RSM LLP did likewise for Leadpoint Business Services.


PHOENIX & DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm, today announced that it has completed a minority investment in Leadpoint Business Services, a provider of high-performance work teams. Co-Founders Frank and Diana Ramirez will continue to lead the Company alongside Dan Behrendt (CFO) and Len Christopher (COO). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Leadpoint provides specialized workforce solutions to customers in the waste & recycling industries, as well as across other light-industrial markets including warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing. Leadpoint’s ability to manage a highly skilled work force provides their customers with a completely outsourced labor solution focused on maximizing throughput and minimizing safety concerns at their facilities. Leadpoint has customers in 16 states and has been growing revenue at a compound annual growth rate of over 12% since 2014.

“Leadpoint is not a traditional staffing company. From the beginning, our foremost priority is the customer. This singular focus has given us the opportunity and privilege to serve some of the nation’s premier companies. Our partnership with Copley will help increase the speed of our service and provide a deeper level of expertise our customers can rely on every day.” said Frank Ramirez, CEO of Leadpoint.

“Leadpoint solves a critical business process for their customers which is why the company has grown so consistently through the years. We are very excited by the partnership with Frank and his team and believe the time and money we invest will reinforce Leadpoint’s commitment to their customers which will, in turn, accelerate the company’s growth,” said Andy Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Copley Equity Partners. “Importantly, Leadpoint’s strength of management is unparalleled.” Copley will be represented on Leadpoint’s Board of Directors by Andy Miller.

The Leadpoint team has also partnered with industry veteran Shawn W. Poole, Co-founder and former executive at Employbridge, who will bring outside knowledge and experience to Leadpoint’s Board of Directors. “I am excited to join the Board of this high performing niche staffing provider. Leadpoint is one of the most unique and focused companies I have seen in my 20 plus years in the industry,” said Shawn.

Ernst & Young acted as the financial advisor to Copley Equity Partners and Perkins Coie LLP provided legal counsel. RSM LLP acted as the financial advisor to Leadpoint Business Services and Fennemore Craig PC provided legal counsel.

About Leadpoint Business Services
Leadpoint Business Services was founded in 2000 by Frank and Diana Ramirez. Together, they began with the fundamental belief that the world of workforce solutions should always be viewed through the customer’s eyes. They also chose to create a brand unlike any traditional staffing company, focusing not on headcount and worker hours, but on the performance of each person in the organization. Today, Leadpoint is leading the evolution of high-performance work teams in America and innovating solutions to build the workforce of tomorrow.

About Copley Equity Partners
Copley Equity Partners is a private investment firm with offices in Denver and Boston. Copley partners with established lower middle-market businesses with significant growth prospects. Copley invests in companies across a broad range of sectors and is comfortable in both majority or minority ownership positions. Copley invests out of an evergreen, family office capital base making the firm agnostic to the standard private equity fundraising cycle. Copley’s patient and flexible capital base allows the firm to focus on providing each portfolio company significant support post investment.