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Why RLJ?



Unique Executive-Level Access Across Industries

RLJ Equity was founded by Robert L. Johnson, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the U.S. He is the Chairman of RLJ Companies, a diversified holding company with interests in Media and Entertainment, Hospitality, Sports, Real Estate, Auto and Financial Services. RLJ leverages Mr. Johnson’s access to key decision-makers in many industries both domestically and internationally, on behalf of our portfolio companies.

We Will Never Know Your Business As Well as You Do

We will never profess to know your business as well as you do. Your hard work and dedication has grown your business to where it is today. We partner with strong experienced management teams that have their businesses heading in the right direction. We are not here to tell you how to run your business, we are here to partner with you and help take your business to the next level.

Experienced Investment Team

RLJ’s core senior investment team have over 130 years of private equity experience. In addition, the team has invested over $1.0 billion in 51 transactions at RLJ and other firms and have significant experience in our preferred industries of: Aerospace, Business and Industrial Services, Transportation and Logistics, and Manufacturing.

MBE Designation

Another differentiator at RLJ is the ability to certify any of our portfolio companies as a Minority Business Enterprise. If you work with Fortune 1000 companies, this can be a huge benefit as large enterprises usually have supplier diversity initiatives. We collaborate with management to determine if the MBE designation makes strategic sense for the business.