Strategies - Private Equity

Nimes Capital seeks to acquire or invest directly in operating businesses led by strong management teams with stable historical performance and solid future growth prospects. Nimes deploys equity capital in companies across industries and avoids opportunities with: cyclicality; legislative or technology risk; or significant customer concentration. While Nimes is not typically looking to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the businesses, strategic control is preferable and Nimes frequently utilizes its extensive network of operating partners to help drive the growth of its portfolio companies. Nimes does not have outside investors and is not constrained by fixed investment mandates or timelines. Accordingly, Nimes has the flexibility to structure investments to obtain alignment with management teams or existing owners/investors remaining involved, and has typical hold periods far longer than those of institutional private equity funds. Companies with annual EBITDA of $2 million to $15 million are of interest to Nimes Capital.

To learn more about Nimes Capital Private Equity or to submit opportunities please contact Jeff Kovick.


Headquartered for more than 40 years in San Jose, California, Togo’s is an iconic West Coast brand with a devoted customer following. Togo’s boasts its Big, Fresh and Meaty sandwiches built with premium quality, fresh sliced meats on fresh baked artisan breads. Togo’s also crafts fresh salads, wraps, soups and offerings for healthy eating and special diets such as vegetarian, gluten-free and low-carb. Togo’s boasts one of the highest average unit volumes in the QSR sandwich industry. With over 230 stores, Togo’s serves its West Coast Original sandwiches to more than 1.2 million guests each month.


TD Food Group


Pacific Island Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of TD Food Group, Inc. (collectively, "PIR"), is one of the largest franchisees of YUM! Brand's Taco Bell and Pizza Hut concepts and the largest restaurant operator in Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan, with 38 Taco Bell and 45 Pizza Hut locations and over 2,000 employees. Since it was founded in the 1970s, PIR has grown to become the leading quick service restaurant operator in its markets as well as a valuable contributor to the communities it serves. PIR creates and delivers customized products to local markets such as Kalua Pork products, POG slush, and unique pizza toppings which help solidify strong local customer relationships. Nimes acquired PIR in 2012 and sold the company in 2017.

Granite State Manufacturing

GSM has over 70 years of experience providing innovative manufacturing services and solutions from its vertically integrated plants in Manchester, NH and Baltimore, MD. GSM is a leading contract manufacturer of specialized equipment for the defense, medical, semiconductor, and industrial market segments with a strong legacy of providing innovative solutions, product enhancements and quality improvements in line with a reduction in manufacturing costs. GSM has particular expertise in manufacturing complex electromechanical systems and excels on those products and systems which pushes the envelope of electro-mechanical ingenuity and integration.




SolarReserve is a developer of utility-scale central tower solar thermal electric generation power plants. The company has an exclusive, long-term global license to use technology delivered and guaranteed by United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The technology employed by SolarReserve has been developed over two decades and validated in a fully integrated demonstration facility. SolarReserve power plants utilize molten salt as an operating fluid, allowing them to store and dispatch power on demand and thus creating a competitive advantage to other renewable power generating technologies.

Poseidon Water

Poseidon Water is a private developer of large-scale reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants, primarily co-located with coastal power plants. The company currently has one project in operation in Carlsbad, CA, and one in an advanced stage of development in Huntington Beach, CA, each with 50 million gallon per day ("MGD") capacity, as well as a pipeline of additional projects in California, Texas and Florida. The company developed the only large-scale reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant in the United States. Poseidon Water holds patented intellectual property for co-locating desalination facilities with power plants.




Founded in 2002 by Sam Nazarian, sbe has quickly emerged as one of the most transcendent forces in hospitality with a thriving collection of award-winning hospitality and lifestyle destinations that are developed and managed through its Hotel, Restaurant, and Nightlife groups. sbe allows guests to customize their lifestyle experiences through a diverse portfolio of hotel, restaurant and nightlife venues-and enables them to stay, eat and play with a seamlessness never before realized. With the ability to speak to a wide array of lifestyle experiences, sbe has authored a refreshing new vocabulary in hospitality through a voice that's re-imagining an entire industry. Via investment oversight on behalf of Nazarian Enterprises, Nimes provides strategic guidance essential to the continuing growth and success of sbe's hospitality brands.


Ingenu, formerly known as On-Ramp Wireless, has developed next-generation wireless technology for the Internet of Things. RPMA, the Internet of Things’ leading machine-exclusive connectivity solution, undergirds the Machine Network, the world’s first public network designed exclusively for machines. The company has designed and optimized technology for deeper and wider coverage, network longevity, and full-featured value for global machine connectivity.




Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled business process outsourcing, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients. The company's proprietary web-based technology, dedicated service teams and robust procurement power enables its clients to see significant transportation savings while receiving best-in-class service. Evolved Transportation Manager™ (ETM), Echo's proprietary technology platform, allows the Echo team to analyze transportation requirements and provide customized solutions for its clients. Echo provides solutions across all major transportation modes, including truckload, less than truck load, small parcel, inter-modal, domestic air, expedited services and international air and ocean.


InnerWorkings is a leading provider of global print management solutions, leveraging technology and information to eliminate layers of expense from the print supply chain - from point of sale to direct mail to promotional items. InnerWorkings' proprietary technology, PPM4™, is the most comprehensive and powerful technology tool in the print management industry. PPM4™ is a fully-integrated solution that stores, analyzes and tracks the production capabilities of the company's supplier network, as well as quote and price data for print jobs. Innerworkings leverages this technology to match print jobs with the supplier that is ideally suited to meet client needs, providing customers with optimal quality and dramatic cost savings. This technology is powered by the relationship between the company's supplier database, which contains equipment specifications from the nearly 10,000 suppliers in a global network, and Innerworkings' pricing database, which houses information from over 1 million distinct print jobs it has have managed since 2001.