About Us

Our team has a long history of investing in and supporting the growth of high-quality businesses throughout the industrial sector. We lead with our ability to bring operational, M&A, commercial, and managerial capabilities to the board room - in addition to our investment capital.

Our Background

Based in New Orleans, Carr's Hill Partners was founded in 2019 by H. David de Laureal. Prior to founding Carr's Hill, Mr. de Laureal was a Managing Director and founding member of Bernhard Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm focused on the energy and industrial sectors. The Carr's Hill team brings the experience and learnings from over 40 private investments, further supported by a cultivated network of both formal and informal partners and executives who are experts in their fields. Our U.S. Gulf Coast location affords us the rare ability to be a truly local partner to our management teams. We bring an understanding and comfort with the operations, labor dynamics, and business cycles of industrial technology and services companies. For each investment, we look to bring highly relevant customer contacts and executives with operational backgrounds to the partnership. We are passionate about building sustainable, growing businesses.


Years of Investment Experience


Board of Directors Positions


Active & Historical Portfolio Companies

Our Philosophy

Invest in Proven Teams
Seek to partner with outstanding management teams that share similar core values and a commitment to growth
Build a Trusted Partnership
Treat entrepreneurs as partners, and play an active role by providing operational expertise
Actively Manage Risk
Actively manage risk through price, structure, alignment, customer & supplier relationships and other tactics
Prioritize Growth
Focus on the fundamentals and seek to create shareholder value through operational improvement
Foster a Winning Culture
Achieving growth requires colllaboration and integrity; we do what we say we'll do
For Business Owners

Why Partner with Carr's Hill?

Hands-On Approach

We play an active role, and lead with our capabilities across operations, M&A, commercial relationships, and managerial topics

Sector Expertise

With the experience of over 40 private investments, our team has a long history of investing in and supporting the growth of high-quality businesses throughout the industrial sector

Strong Alignment

We treat entrepreneurs as partners and are personally invested in each opportunity, providing for great alignment of priorities with management equity holders