Carlisle Enterprises, LLC is a private equity investment firm. Our unique team drives the firm's successful acquisition program.


Carlisle focuses on acquiring or investing in companies providing products and services to industrial, commercial and consumer markets.

Operating Expertise

As former CEOs, COOs and CFOs of major diversified manufacturing and service companies, Carlisle's partners provide unique operational experience and invaluable skills for improving and growing businesses.

Industry Knowledge

We help management teams devise successful strategies by utilizing our understanding of products, end markets, competitive dynamics, and industry trends, and tapping into our extensive network of business relationships.

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Carlisle has an exclusive partnership arrangement with CENTRE PARTNERS to pursue acquisitions in Carlisle's areas of focus. Centre, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a leading middle market private equity firm with a current capital base of over $850 million. The combination of Centre's investment professionals and financial resources along with Carlisle's industry knowledge and operating expertise represents a significant force in the private equity arena.

Team with Management

Carlisle prefers to team with existing management and provides very attractive performance-based equity incentives for key managers. Also, the partners' senior operational experience helps to form excellent working relationships with the management of acquired companies.


Carlisle has invested in over 70 companies with aggregate annual revenues in excess of $5.0 billion since 1993.

Transaction Structures

Carlisle is highly flexible in structuring transactions and has extensive experience in:

  • Recapitalization of private companies.

  • Acquisition of a division or subsidiary of public companies.

  • Consolidation of a fragmented industry by acquisition.

  • Minority and growth capital investments in private and public companies.

Closing Capabilities

Carlisle can provide equity of up to $100 million in any single transaction, with substantially more in conjunction with existing co-investment partners. The firm has closed transactions involving companies with revenues ranging from $25 million to $700 million. We have a proven track record of working with management and owners to close transactions of any complexity in a timely manner.