Empire is a private investment firm which manages the buyout fund for EIH Capital Partners.  The fund is focused on acquiring non-core, lower middle market business units from public and private corporations.


Investment Criteria

Seller Profile:
- Public & Private Corporations

- US & Europe, with Global Operations

Investment Characteristics:
- Revenue $50mm plus
- EBITDA – $5mm to $20mm
- Industry agnostic
- Mature businesses
- Facing operational, financial, organizational and/or strategic challenges
- Sizable market share
- Growth prospects
- Mission critical products and services
- Business to business relationships
- Recurring and/or predictable revenues



Managing Partner

David F. Alfonso

Mr. Alfonso has been a private equity investor and operator for over twenty years, having acquired more than sixty global businesses, with aggregate annual revenues of over $5 billion and tens of thousands of employees worldwide. Mr. Alfonso has extensive international experience in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Alfonso is responsible for overseeing all investment activities and strategic direction of the firm. He chairs the Investment Committee.

Mr. Alfonso earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Outside his responsibilities at Empire, Mr. Alfonso is involved in supporting various organizations and foundations, and serves as a member of the WWII Foundation Board.





Dennis M. Mahoney

Mr. Mahoney has over thirty years of mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, operations and general management experience. Mr. Mahoney is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Oversight Committee.

Mr. Mahoney held executive positions with Lanier Worldwide, Platinum Equity, Medquist, WebMD and Allscripts.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.







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