We are a private equity firm engaged in making long-term investments in successful middle-market companies. Since 1985, we have focused on transactions that provide liquidity to business owners while enabling them to maintain a significant ownership stake and keep their company independent. Our strengths are understanding the objectives of business owners, structuring transactions that respond to those objectives, and being constructive partners to help increase the value of the businesses in which we invest.

It May Be Time For A Change. How It Happens Is Your Choice.

For years your business has been your life. You have invested endless hours building it, managing it and doing everything within your power to guide it toward success. You want to continue to build your business; however, there are estate, liquidity and/or shareholder issues that have led you to conclude that you must do something to take care of yourself, your family and your business.



ZS has expertise in a broad range of transactions and will structure a transaction that addresses your particular goals.


Every ZS investment is built around the concept of a win-win partnership. We have an excellent track record of helping company owners achieve liquidity, while at the same time making sound investments for our limited partners. A key to our success has been aligning ourselves with superior management teams with whom we form close partnerships.


We look for a handful of important characteristics in a potential investment candidate.