Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI)

Investor FAQs


CODI is a publicly traded holding company (NYSE: CODI) that partners with management teams to acquire and manage North American middle market businesses. CODI is managed by Compass Group Management LLC, an active and highly successful acquirer and manager of middle market companies since 1998.

No! Unlike business development companies, which are primarily passive lenders, CODI only participates in transactions as a control equity investor. Additionally, CODI’s structure is significantly different in that we operate as a holding company, not a registered investment company, without debt restrictions or dividend payout requirements.

The Company's Board of Directors intends to declare and pay regular quarterly cash distributions.

Compass Diversified Holdings acquires controlling interests in North American companies with the following characteristics:
i. Enterprise values between $75 mm and $500 mm;
ii. Positive and stable operating cash flows of at least $10 mm per annum;
iii. Leadership position in niche industrial and branded consumer industries;
iv. Strong management teams, either currently in place or readily accessible.

Our portfolio currently consists of nine majority-owned subsidiaries across a broad range of sub-sectors within niche industrial and branded consumer industries (recreational and consumer products, medical devices, safety & security, electronic components, food, foodservice, environmental services and highly engineered magnetic assemblies).

CODI has no specific preconceptions or requirements with regard to ownership period. We have found that imposition of such artificial time constraints frustrates management and leads to suboptimal performance for our companies. In general, we have found that a holding period of five to seven years is the most typical for our companies, but we have owned some for shorter periods and others for longer.

No. While CODI provides the entire capital structure for target transactions, we only pursue opportunities in which we can be the control equity investor.

Leon Berman
The IGB Group

Information can be accessed directly through the Company's web site ( Annual 10-K reports, quarterly 10-Q reports, proxy statements and other filings with the SEC can be accessed directly through the Company web site or through the Securities and Exchange Commission at

Compass Diversified Holdings' common stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol CODI.

Compass Diversified Holdings operates on a fiscal year ending December 31st

Compass Diversified Holdings' principal executive offices are located at 301 Riverside Avenue, 2nd Floor, Westport, CT 06880 United States of America

Interested investors may purchase shares through any registered broker.

For information related to Compass Diversified Holdings' company earnings, please refer to the investor calendar within the IR section of the web site.

Compass Diversified Holdings' independent auditor is Grant Thornton LLP.

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P.O. Box 1342
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