Building partnerships has been one of Kirtland’s guiding principles since its founding in 1977. We have a deep commitment to developing personal relationships in every aspect of our business. Relationships matter to us as they extend beyond our investment period, evidenced by the fact that many of our former portfolio company executives are friends and investors in our funds.

We believe the foundation of a strong partnership occurs when Kirtland’s staff and limited partners, our portfolio company management teams, financing partners and service providers have a vested interest to work together to ensure that everyone benefits. Our partnership philosophy is based on integrity, open communication and mutual respect. Kirtland has earned a reputation as an honest and supportive partner through every business climate.

One example of the power of Kirtland’s partnership philosophy is the deep and personal relationships that were established through our investment in Fairmount Minerals