About Gates Capital Partners LLC

The Gates Family is a patient, private partner who brings more than capital. With a legacy of founding the Gates Corporation, a global manufacturer of fluid power and power transmission solutions, GCP invests with top private equity managers in buyout and growth equity and seeks to co-invest with our managers.
The company strives to get to know managers over many years and fundraises but is able to make investment decisions quickly and opportunistically. GCP is accessible and responsive to opportunities, including co-investments.
While the majority of GCP’s private equity investments are with buyout and growth equity managers, GCP invests in other strategies, including secondaries and special situations. We seek exposure primarily in North American funds.
GCP does not actively invest in early stage venture capital, real estate, mezzanine, or credit funds. We do not make direct investments unless alongside an experienced private equity manager.
Governed by its own experienced board of managers, GCP serves only Gates’ family trusts members and affiliates.  GCP is led by John Zimmerman, President and CIO of Crosscreek Capital Group.  Karin Kissane is the Private Equity Portfolio Manager.

Our Approach to Responsible Investing

Gates Capital Partners’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration methodology incorporates ESG data, alongside traditional financial analysis, into the overall investment process. The objective is mitigating risk and achieving higher returns.