About Us

Established in 2011, 354 Partners invests in highly fragmented markets with attractive underlying economics.  Our focus is on “buy & build” investments, partnering with portfolio companies to accelerate growth, both through acquisition and organically. 

354 Partners helps portfolio companies identify strategic acquisitions that can strengthen their competitive standing through new product/service offerings, geographic coverage, and economies of scale. 

354 Partners is backed by a committed group of limited partners, including family offices, high net worth individuals and international investors.  Our exclusive focus on buy & build strategies offers our investors a clear and specific alternative investment option.

Matthew Holmes

Matthew is a co-founder and Managing Partner of 354 Partners. Previously, Matthew was a Vice President at Bertelsmann and Managing Director of Scoyo NA, an online education company with a unique learning platform targeted at kids aged 5-12. He was also heavily involved in Bertelsmann’s activities in Asia, including leading the setup of the corporate office in Beijing, as well as the design of the company’s global venture capital fund. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with BlueprintChina (now part of Monitor) in Shanghai. Matthew was also a co-founder of Pebblino, an educational toy company.

Matthew holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, a B.A. from Middlebury College and completed the graduate program at SAIS’s Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China.

Emmanuel Tesone

Emmanuel is a co-founder and Managing Partner of 354 Partners. Emmanuel has over 10 years of experience in private equity, corporate development and investment banking in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Prior to founding 354, Emmanuel was a Vice President at GCP Capital Partners (“GCP”), a mid-market private equity fund with offices in New York and Europe managing $1.9 billion in assets under management. Prior to GCP, Emmanuel was Director of Corporate Development for the Heubach Group, an international group of chemical companies.

Emmanuel holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.