Founded in 2006, Clearlake Capital Group is a private equity firm based in Santa Monica, California. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from firms' operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm's core target sectors are software and technology-enabled services; industrials and energy; and consumer. The firm has a flexible mandate to invest in both private and public transactions across the capital structure in debt or equity securities in the lower and middle markets through buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, and reorganizations. The firm believes these situations provide attractive investment opportunities as they are often overlooked relative to large, widely followed restructurings and corporate buyouts. In addition, The firm believes it is further differentiated by utilizing its sector-driven investment approach while investing in transactions in which the firm exercises control or has significant influence. The firm's history of active leadership as value-added investors is further enhanced by the firms network of executives and operating resources within its core industries. The firm has the ability to take advantage of market dislocations, out-of-favor industries, and companies in transition across different phases of the economic cycle while improving operations and creating value.