Keswick Partners Announces Its Formation

October 28 2022
Press Release

Tampa, Florida – October 28, 2022 – Keswick Partners, a Tampa and Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced its formation today with the closing of its $100 million inaugural fund.

Keswick is a relationship-focused firm dedicated to serving business owners and management teams in the lower middle-market. We form lasting partnerships with our leadership teams, providing strategic, operational, and financial guidance to drive company growth and build legacies.

The Keswick team brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to each of our investments. The team’s founders, Chris Hart, John Kirtley, and Jeff Leck, have invested together for the last fifteen years and have proven that an integrated, cohesive team approach yields stronger outcomes.

“Keswick is the continuation of a successful partnership between all of us,” said Chris Hart, Managing Partner at Keswick. “We are passionate about working alongside our company managers to build great businesses and great communities around them.”

Keswick looks to make majority and minority equity investments in niche manufacturing, specialty services, and value-added distribution companies across the United States with $2 million to $5 million of EBITDA.

Please contact Sean Healy ( for more information on the firm and to discuss new investment opportunities.