Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, founded by Chris Sznewajs in 2017, is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm focused on corporate divestitures and other special situations in the lower middle market. Our extensive M&A and operations experience allows us to navigate complex transactions and unlock value through operational improvement, capital investment, and accelerated growth. Our senior team has closed over 50 transactions, including over 28 corporate divestitures, across a multitude of industries. Once a complex situation has been navigated, Pacific invests heavily to drive growth and create value.

Through our collaborative approach, we partner with strong management teams to drive strategic change and assist businesses in reaching their full potential.

Investment Criteria

Corporate Divestitures

Carve Outs

Founder / Family-Owned


PE Legacy Assets

Non-Core to Parent Strategy

Operational Opportunities

Growth Upside / M&A Add-On Potential

Capital Constrained

Defensible Market Position

Carve-Out Experience

Transaction Speed / Certainty of Close


M&A / Ops Resources

Good Steward Partners