History

Founded on innovation.

Prior to the formation of its first fund in 1999, Graham Partners served as the corporate finance arm of a group of industrial and investment businesses commonly known as “The Graham Group.” The Graham Group was founded by Donald C. Graham, who began his career as an engineer and in 1960 opened a design-engineering firm in the basement of the farmhouse in which he lived. Since its humble beginnings, The Graham Group has undergone tremendous growth, creating several manufacturing and investment businesses. Today, The Graham Group name has been broadened and is used to refer to an alliance of independently owned and operated industrial and investment management businesses, including Graham Partners.

'Industry-leading engineering capabilities, value-added manufacturing expertise, and a culture that fosters entrepreneurial thinking are essential ingredients for a manufacturing company to achieve long-lasting success.'
- Don Graham,
Founder, The Graham Group