Boston, MA – WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm, announced today that it has completed the sale of Mintz Group, LLC (“Mintz” or “the Company”), a global leader in investigative and enterprise risk management services, to ICV Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm. Management will continue to own a substantial interest in the Company going forward.
Founded in 1994, Mintz conducts investigations and background checks for its clients before they form new relationships, during disputes and after allegations. Mintz has developed an industry-leading reputation for pre-hire and pre-transaction background checking and investigation services that support complex litigation cases, private and public equity investment transactions, supply-chain and other cross-border diligence. With an untarnished record of maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards, the Company has been assisting corporations, executive search firms, law firms and others make informed decisions in business relationships, in the workplace, and in court. Mintz’s global operations span 15 locations, over 30 language fluencies with investigative and research services in over 100 countries.
“WestView has proven to be an exceptional partner,” said Jim Mintz, founder of Mintz. “Their experience in the legal services sector and strategic guidance have been instrumental in our growth and development.”
Tim Whipple, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mintz, added, “WestView has been a very supportive partner in our strategic expansion as one of the premier global providers of due diligence, research and investigative services. During their investment period, Mintz doubled in revenue, opened six new offices around the world, made a significant strategic acquisition and has continued to execute well on serving its global customers.”
“We are thriled to have had the opportunity to partner with management of the Mintz Group,” said Rick Williams, Managing Partner of WestView. “They are a world-class team consisting of leading experts in their field. We have no doubt they will continue to successfully execute their mission of providing their clients clarity in a complex world.”
Jonathan Hunnicutt, General Partner at WestView added, “We are proud to have been a part of this stage of Mintz’s growth and we are excited for the team as they continue with their vision for the company going forward.”
Mintz was advised by Lazard, GLC Advisors, Latham & Watkins and Hogan Lovells.
About Mintz Group
Founded in 1994, Mintz Group provides investigative and fact gathering services that range from enhanced background checks for senior executive hires, to due diligence on parties in proxy fights, to supporting complex litigation cases. Mintz Group investigators conduct thousands of matters each year, giving their clients the facts they need to make sound business decisions. Headquartered in New York City, Mintz Group has 15 offices across eight time zones: New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, London, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paolo, Dubai, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Mumbai. The Mintz team speaks more than 30 languages and has successfully conducted investigations in more than 100 countries. The Company leverages its global network of investigators to dig deeply to get the facts that will stand up in any court or boardroom. To learn more, please visit www.mintzgroup.com.
About WestView Capital Partners
WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on middle market growth companies, manages approximately $1.7 billion in capital across four funds. Westview partners with existing management teams to sponsor minority and majority recapitalizations, growth and consolidation transactions in industries such as busines services, healthcare technology and outsourcing, software and IT Services, consumer, and growth industrial. For more information, please visit www.wvcapital.com.