Fireside Investments is a New York-based private investment firm founded by Jonathan Langer – formerly a Partner at Goldman Sachs, Operating Partner at Bain Capital and CEO of NorthStar Realty Finance.

Fireside pursues investments in companies with strong market positioning, attractive growth prospects and leading management teams. We focus on two primary types of businesses: (i) asset intensive operating businesses and (ii) businesses which are ancillary to real estate ownership. We seek to invest in companies with strong cash flow profiles and which can be owned durationally and through economic cycles.

Our primary goal is the growth and protection of our partners’ capital through a disciplined investment approach and thoughtful analysis. We seek opportunities which exhibit characteristics consistent with prior successful investments.  These characteristics include positive industry trends (both macro and micro), the ability to increase earnings through organic growth and/or accretive add-on acquisitions and management teams with proven track records and who invest alongside us.

Fireside is a focused firm. We “know what we don’t know” and only pursue investments in companies where we can add value through our experience and/or relationships.


Extensive industry relationships and a focus on partnering with management teams leads to negotiated / off-market transactions


Fewer number of portfolio companies relative to traditional funds allows for intensive principal involvement pre- and post-acquisition

Strategic Partners

Deep relationships with top-tier private equity firms. Fireside is viewed as a trusted ally, not a competitor