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Firm Overview

Access Holdings Management Company LLC is a Baltimore-based middle-market investment firm with over $2.8 billion in assets under management. Founded in 2013, Access provides direct investments opportunities to create concentrated portfolios of essential service-based businesses in North America. Access undertakes active build-and-buy strategies, pursuing what they want to own: great markets and distinct business models. In doing so, Access partners, scales, and innovates to build enduring businesses.

Why do prospects want to do business with the firm?

Access Holdings takes a purposeful and focused approach to investing. The firm’s guiding investment principle is simply stated: Buy Business We Want to Own Versus Those That Are for Sale. Buying what we want to own means that through the firm’s research process Access develops a point of view and conviction not only about a market and business model but also how to scale a platform business and create enduring value. To enable Access’s research-driven approach to investing, Access has created the Access Research Center (ARC). The ARC has allowed Access to better refine strong primary research capabilities used to rapidly identify, prosecute, and advance ideas for future investments as well as support market and customer research for value creation purposes. Access firmly believes that this approach to investing provides an enduring foundation for continued growth and success, with the firm’s objective always being to build enduring businesses.

Why do intermediaries present opportunities and want to conduct transactions with the firm?

All of Access’s deals are one hundred percent proprietarily sourced. Access believes that by forgoing intermediaries, they can form more lasting and ingrained relationships with their partner companies.


6 East Eager Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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