Guardian Capital Partners, a new buyout firm based in Philadelphia, is close to announcing its first investment, peHUB has learned. The firm has purchased a controlling stake in a teleservices and call center company named Corporate Call Center. The target, which has 400 employees, is based in Blue Bell, Penn.
The deal comes as Gaurdian is in fundraising mode for its first vehicle. The firm is raising cash to invest in lower middle market manufacturing and services companies with revenues between $15 million and $75 million. The firm is led by Scott D. Evans, formerly of Cerberus Capital Management, Peter H. Haabestad, formerly of Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP, and Hugh Kenworthy III, formerly of Brynavon Group, Inc.