The Graham Group is an alliance of seven independent investment firms, dozens of operating businesses and several philanthropic entities.
Our investment firms share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Don Graham, an engineer who built and ran several global manufacturing businesses commencing from a modest start in a farmhouse basement in central Pennsylvania.
The 3rd party capital we manage is principally institutional capital of leading university endowments, charitable foundations, public pension funds and other financial institutions.
As we have grown, we have evolved from the manufacturing platform Don Graham built in packaging, building materials and machinery into an investment management group with extensive manufacturing and operational expertise.
At any given point in time our Graham investment firms own controlling interests in roughly three dozen operating businesses, spanning industries which range from industrial technologies and advanced manufacturing to software development, health care, education and sports.
The vast majority of our companies are North American headquartered and over 3/4th’s are involved in manufacturing, however, the focus of Graham has evolved into one centered around companies which bring sophisticated 21st century technologies to the manufacturing world, basically creating a bridge between manufacturing and technology.
A hallmark of Graham is that we seek to bring operational resources to our portfolio company investments, and our heritage as an entrepreneurial organization with strong engineering skills and tight manufacturing and financial controls provides us with a perspective that we believe is distinctive.
As we look forward to the next decade, our expectation is that Graham will continue to expand its footprint in the investment world, focused on businesses which are benefitting from growth catalysts such as materials conversions or other product substitution trends, and we expect to see technology play an increasing role in the growth of our companies.