Overview & Investment Criteria

Egis Capital Partners makes control-oriented buyout and growth investments in technology-driven businesses in the Security and Protection industry. Since 2008, Egis has made 14 platform investments in the space, leading to lasting positive relationships with investors, directors, and operators within the industry. We are focused on partnering with companies that can benefit from our industry knowledge, operational and financial expertise, C-level relationships, and proactive ownership model. We target companies in North America with enterprise values ranging between $30 million and $200 million that require a total equity investment between $10 million and $80 million.

Egis Capital Partners Investment Criteria

  • $10-$100 million in revenue
  • High percentage of recurring revenue
  • High gross margins
  • Revenues growing 15-20%
  • Moderate leverage
  • Security and Protection Industry
  • Smart City, Smart Building, and Smart Home
  • Consistent cash flow
  • Scalable platforms and technologies
  • Attractive target to strategic buyers

The Egis Capital Partners Team

Robert M. Chefitz

Managing Partner

Robert Chefitz is a 36-year veteran of the private equity industry and has specialized in security industry investments since 1990. Mr. Chefitz built an investment track record with strong returns by leading and participating in numerous early-stage investments and leveraged buyouts. In 2008, Mr. Chefitz founded Egis Capital Partners in order to capitalize on his deep security industry investment expertise and to provide investors with a portfolio dedicated to the Security and Protection industry.

William L. Polk, Jr.

Managing Partner

William Polk has over 30 years of corporate finance, banking, and private equity experience with a particular focus on the Security and Protection industries. Over that period, Mr. Polk has been involved in more than $6 billion of middle market security industry transactions across a variety of security industry sectors.

E. Perot Bissell

Managing Partner

Perot Bissell started providing consulting services to Egis in February of 2015 and joined as a Managing Partner in August of 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the security and protection industry, operating management, and private equity. Over the past 15 years Mr. Bissell has played a lead role in executing two major consolidation strategies, one in the energy logistics industry and the other in the security and protection industry.

Christina Graziano

Chief Administrative Officer

Christina Graziano is the Chief Administrative Officer of Egis Capital Partners. Ms. Graziano has over ten years of private equity and venture capital fund management experience.

Ms. Graziano has worked with Robert Chefitz since 2006, and assisted with the creation and fund formation of Egis Security Fund I, II and III. During her tenure at Egis Capital Partners she has played a critical role in a myriad of key internal and external initiatives, ranging from client and project management to day to day operations.

David Reese

Vice President

David Reese is a Vice President at Egis responsible for origination, analysis, and execution of investment opportunities. Prior to joining Egis, Mr. Reese was an Associate with Emigrant Capital, a lower middle market private equity group based in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Reese worked as an analyst in the corporate lending division of Emigrant Bank. Mr. Reese holds a BA from Denison University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Annie J. Lan

Vice President

Annie Lan is a Vice President at Egis responsible for origination, analysis, and execution of investment opportunities. Ms. Lan began her career advising institutional clients at UBS Investment Bank where she underwrote and structured Equity Derivatives. During business school, she interned with Spring Mountain Capital, a technology-enabled focused private equity firm. Ms. Lan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Advisory Board

Egis’ Industry Advisory Board consists of a number of leading Security and Protection industry executives with C-level leadership experience. Chaired by former Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania Thomas J. Ridge, Egis’ Industry Advisory Board members are available as resources to Egis and the CEO’s of our portfolio companies.

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge

Egis Advisory Board Chairman
President and CEO, Ridge Global LLC

John E. Mack III

Co-Head Corporate Finance,
Imperial Capital LLC

Jeremy M. Kroll

CEO and Co-Founder, K2 Intelligence

Bernard C. Bailey

Chairman and CEO, Authentix

Lessing E. Gold

Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Joseph Grillo

Founder and CEO, ACRE

Thomas D. Hays III

Managing Director Emeritus, Gavin/Solmonese

Richard Ginsburg

President and CEO, Central Security Group

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