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ABOUT US

Set Wave Capital is a Los Angeles, CA based lower middle-market private equity firm. 

Our mission is to deliver value by transforming growing businesses through strategic investment in people, process and technology. 

Set Wave partners with business owners and operators to identify the optimal growth strategy to help your business reach its full potential. Through our financial resources and deal experience, we close transactions with speed, accuracy and thoroughness to allow businesses to stay focused providing value to their customers.

What differentiates Set Wave is our team. With 70+ years of collective experience, we provide the expertise, character and the relentless pursuit of value creation makes Set Wave the ideal partner to take your business to the next level. 

 ~ Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs ~

 

APPROACH

Set Wave brings proven investment and operating experience to each partnership taking a thoughtful, measured and flexible approach to structuring transactions. By identifying businesses with underlying intrinsic value and long term growth potential, we leverage the deep domain knowledge of our investment and operating teams to partner with businesses, creating customized execution strategies which enable value-based delivery that fuels long term growth.  

INVESTMENT CRITIERIA

​Set Wave invests in profitable lower-middle-market businesses with sustainable market positions. Our flexible investment mandate enables us to invest across a multitude of industries and transaction types. ​

COMPANY ATTRIBUTES

  • Annual revenues between $10 to $50 million

  • Annual EBITDA of $1 to 5 million

  • Headquarters in the United States

INDUSTRY PREFERENCE

​Set Wave specializes in industry sectors where our expertise has demonstrated extensive domain knowledge, deep personal interest and a history of delivering customized results based solutions enabling high degrees of value capture. 

  • Business Services

  • Commercial Maintenance

  • Construction 

  • Distribution

  • Education Providers

  • Home Repair Services 

  • Healthcare Services

  • Licensed Products

  • Manufacturing

Set Wave will consider investing in high growth potential businesses on opportunities outside of the above parameters

STRATEGY

TEAM

 

TIM ARNOLD

CO-FOUNDER &
MANAGING PARTNER

Tim has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience which spans across multiple industries including apparel, action sports, food, consumer electronics, as well as retail store design and construction.  Tim has built companies from the ground up, successfully navigated companies through recessions, and added revenue streams to stagnant companies.  Tim’s extensive finance background, strong sales skills, and international manufacturing experience allows him to direct fast-growing companies to obtain high margins and healthy exits.

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ZACH WALTERS

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Zach brings over 10 years of global experience leading change, directing teams, and evolving program delivery as an active duty military member. Zach is skilled at navigating politically governed organizations while evolving as the architect of streamlined processes within fast changing environments. From his entrepreneurial experience, Zach is well versed in mergers and acquisitions in order to generate substantial return on invested capital.

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TRICIA HOM

OPERATING PARTNER

Tricia has more than 13 years of experience in business and technology consulting including enterprise solution architecture and design as well as full-lifecycle implementation.  Tricia’s areas of expertise from healthcare and manufacturing to insurance and financial services include process improvement and design, business architecture, and robotic process automation.  Tricia’s focus is to transform business processes by advising clients on the processes that improve financial performance and the technologies that optimize operations to increase the digital and agile maturity of the business.

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MANDAR DESHPANDE

OPERATING PARTNER

Mandar brings 15 years of technology development, product management and corporate leadership experience from multiple companies. He has expertise in managing end-to-end engineering development and manufacturing of high-tech electronic products. In his recent role at Qualcomm, Mandar manages all aspects of the wireless platform product portfolio and drives technical as well as business partnership strategies to deliver world-class solutions for customer success and ecosystem development.

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ANDREW GEBHART

OPERATING PARTNER

Andrew brings 15 years of experience developing and scaling organizational competencies in Operations, Sales and Marketing. He has led worldwide operations in multiple industry segments focusing on Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, OEM and Education. Andrew partners with organizations to refine growth strategies while leveraging custom playbooks to deliver dynamic tech-enabled business transformations. Known for leading high performing teams, Andrew maintains a strong history of assembling, empowering and coaching self-organizing DevOps and agile teams. He is motivated by the challenge of unlocking value creation through persistent refinement and delivery of revenue growth and cost reductions strategies.

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