Company History

more than three decades of growth and prosperity

As we celebrate our accomplishments over the past 36+ years, we continue to appreciate the journey that has brought us here.

  • 1980s

    Led the Way Bringing Operational Expertise to the Investment Field

    In the early ’80s, Dubin Clark led the way in bringing general business and operating expertise to the investment field. The founders, Ron Dubin and Tom Clark, formed one of the premier middle-market private equity firms in the Country with this principle as a foundation. For over thirty-five years now, Dubin Clark has worked with its management team partners to build successful industry leaders.

  • 1990s

    Operationally-Focused, Value-Added Investing Before Its Time

    After years of successfully investing our own personal capital, the ’90s brought Dubin Clark into the realm of managing institutional capital. At the same time, as many in the industry got swept away in internet fervor, Dubin Clark chose instead to build on its core strengths, maintain investment focus, and continue to provide operational input to help our management teams grow their businesses. The firm also began to augment its in-house operating expertise with professional boards of directors. The result was that Dubin Clark avoided the tech bubble that defined the end of the 20th Century and returned more than 25x invested capital to investors.

  • 2000s

    Portfolio Company Scale Enhanced with Strategic Add-On Acquisitions

    Despite different market conditions in the early ‘00s, Dubin Clark maintained strong performance. The Firm’s focus was to continue building on successful value-added investing, while coupling it with a more aggressive pursuit of strategic add-on acquisitions. This proved very successful as Dubin Clark drove scale and profitability of its portfolio companies.

  • 2010s

    Growth Based on Building Value Through Strategic Investments

    As Dubin Clark heads into the future, we will continue to build on the investment strategy that has made us successful over the last 35+ years. Continuing to work closely with our management team partners in building value, investing heavily in organic growth initiatives, and aggressively seeking complementary add-on acquisitions. Product expansion has been a key focus area for the Firm as we invest heavily in research and development in each of our businesses. In addition, most of our businesses have become #1 or #2 in their respective niche industry segment. With our current portfolio, our future is more than exciting.