Overview Your business is personal. Leave it in the right hands.

Tsetserra Growth Partners specializes in buying family-owned small businesses with established Texas legacies. We are Texas-based, and we believe in its future. Unlike traditional private equity and business brokers who buy or sell businesses with a short-term relationship in mind, we uniquely position ourselves to purchase businesses to operate and grow them for the long-term.

Legacy

We work with business owners to transition their legacies to the next generation.

Partnership

We create custom transitions plans for each business owner with variable timetables.

Flexibility

We operate without outside financial pressures or artificial time-constraints.
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Value

We are committed to adding value by leveraging our experience.

Growth

Owners pass us the torch because our goal is to maintain and grow their business.
"Sell my business Texas," was the topic of this meeting with Tsetserra Growth Partner's team.

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH

Tsetserra Growth Partners understands some sellers want to maintain involvement with their business after the sale, while others want to move on to a new chapter in their lives. Our business model provides the flexibility to structure a transition in ways that supports the seller’s goals.

OUR VISION

Tsetserra Growth Partners knows firsthand that it takes hard work and sacrifice to build and own a successful business. We don't want to dismantle an owner's legacy. Owners who transition with pride and confidence in their business' future are our goal. We facilitate a smooth leadership handoff that maintains continuity for employees and customers.

First heading

Your Legacy

Buyer’s Goals

Deal Terms

Capital Sources

Time Horizon

Preserve the business legacy with the existing management team, fostering sustainable growth, and operational improvements

Flexible and customizable to create a win-win for the buyer and seller

Group of serial entrepreneurs, experienced operators, and proven investors

No planned exit — we honor your legacy for decades to come

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Aggressive cost-cutting, increasing debt burden and positioning the business for sale to realize gains for their investors

Rigid — typically following market terms tailored for investors

Institutions, endowments, and pension funds with firm mandates on returning capital to shareholders

Typically 3-5 years, driven by fund life and the needs of investors

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Drive financial performance by cutting costs and absorbing desired resources into the parent business

Structured to meet the requirements of the purchasing parent business

Internally generated cash flows supplemented by public and/or private investors, and debt

Uncertain — subject to the parent business’s ongoing strategy

Your Legacy

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Buyer’s Goals

Preserve the business legacy with the existing management team, fostering sustainable growth, and operational improvements

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Aggressive cost-cutting, increasing debt burden and positioning the business for sale to realize gains for their investors

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Drive financial performance by cutting costs and absorbing desired resources into the parent business

Deal Terms

Flexible and customizable to create a win-win for the buyer and seller

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Rigid — typically following market terms tailored for investors

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Structured to meet the requirements of the purchasing parent business

Capital Sources

Group of serial entrepreneurs, experienced operators, and proven investors

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Institutions, endowments, and pension funds with firm mandates on returning capital to shareholders

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Internally generated cash flows supplemented by public and/or private investors, and debt

Time Horizon

No planned exit — we honor your legacy for decades to come

Private Equity Financial Buyers

Typically 3-5 years, driven by fund life and the needs of investors

Your Competitors Strategic Buyers

Uncertain — subject to the parent business’s ongoing strategy

Industries We Like

We focus on stable industries. We don’t purchase speculative and cyclical endeavors such as capital-intensive manufacturing, high technology, natural resources exploration, oil field services, or pharmaceutical.

Food and Beverage

Business Services

Real Estate Services

Hospitality

Niche Construction

Manufacturing

Logistics and Distribution

Infrastructure

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Businesses

OWNER

Tsetserra’s History

The name, Tsetserra (pronounced sit-Sarah) Growth Partners originates from the family history of company founder Malcolm Peace. The name symbolically honors generations of his family's hard work and carries the torch forward.

Malcolm's family were dairy and cattle producers near the border of Mozambique and Zimbabwe at the base of Mount Tsetserra.

Their farm was an integral part of the community as a large employer and provider of vital resources to the families nearby. Unfortunately, political changes during the Mozambique civil war forced the family to abandon the farm and move to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and rebuild what they previously established.

The Peace family learned to keep moving forward while overcoming the hardships of life near Tsetserra. When they eventually chose to leave Africa and come to Texas, they took that resilience and entrepreneurial spirit with them. Malcolm Peace carries on his family legacy with the values learned on Tsetserra.

Throughout his childhood, Malcolm gained a deep appreciation of his family's ability to apply grit and persevere, creating successful entrepreneurial ventures in any environment. He also learned to value the solid foundations established by other business owners.

Malcolm has an unrelenting focus on continually learning and improving. However, when he purchases a business, he is not solely focused on change. He honors its stories, histories, and the vision of the founder.

Malcolm attended college at James Madison University on a full academic and athletic tennis scholarship. Malcolm attended the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, earning an M.B.A. and coaching the men's tennis team to back-to-back national championships.

After college, Malcolm worked directly with small-to-medium-sized businesses across the nation, improving their systems and marketing efforts. In 2018, he founded Tsetserra Growth Partners to bring his knowledge to businesses, at home, in Texas.

Today, Malcolm resides in Austin with his wife and daughters. Enjoying the time with his family and all Texas has to offer.