The Anderson Group

Focused on long-term value over short-term profit and exit

About Us

Founded in 1985, The Anderson Group is an operationally-oriented private equity firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida. We have a long and successful track record investing our own capital to acquire and grow companies at the lower end of the middle market.

The Anderson Group has extensive experience investing in a broad range of industries in a vast array of circumstances. Over the firm's 30+ year history, The Anderson Group has completed more than 80 investments.

Operationally Focused

We seek investment opportunities in which our operational expertise and strategic resources will generate significant profitability improvement. We don’t just provide capital; rather, we invest when we are able to partner with management to effect positive business and operational change. This approach allows us to work with smaller, growing companies that need a partner to augment their systems/ team to ensure the sustainability of their success and also focus on situations where value-creation opportunities may not be readily apparent in light of current operating performance.

Partnership Oriented

Buying a business’ stock or assets is the easy part. Successful investment execution — the type that drives shareholder returns — demands meaningful partnerships between investors and a company’s management team. Founded and managed by former business owners and operators, The Anderson Group works diligently to ensure our goals are directly aligned with the goals of our partners — the management team. Given the flexible ownership structure outlined below, we are uniquely capable of creating complete alignment.

Independent and Flexible

For over thirty years, we have invested our own capital (The Anderson Group partners’ personal wealth) and operational expertise in our portfolio companies. Free from the outside pressures and requirements of institutional investors, our prospective partners enjoy faster transaction processes and greater flexibility in equity ownership/deal structure. The Anderson Group is focused on building long-term value rather than short-term profitability and exit, creating partnerships that allow both The Anderson Group and management to benefit from improved operational and financial performance over time.

Overview of The Anderson Group

The Anderson Group Team


Cory Gaffney

Barry Shapiro

Thomas Gaffney

Justin Flood

Bernadette Dennehy

Joe Maddox

Robin Harris

Scott Hukari