Berkshire Partners, headquartered in Boston, Mass., is a private equity investment firm that invests in private companies across a range of industries and supports management teams who want to invest in and grow the businesses they operate. The firm looks to invest in established companies with enterprise values between $75 million and $1 billion, located in industries with favorable dynamics for sustainable earnings growth. It invests from $30 million to $250 million in each portfolio company. Berkshire's investments range across North America, Europe, and Australasia and its portfolio companies operate in international markets. It focuses on six sectors, including industrial manufacturing, consumer products, transportation, communications, business services, and retailing and related services. Founded in 1984, it has invested in 80 companies with total acquisition value of more than $12 billion.