The Gries Investment Funds (“The Firm” or “GIF”), located in Tampa, Florida, is a private debt and equity firm that focuses on both mezzanine lending and equity capital for lower middle-market companies. The Firm is willing to consider multiple asset classes and sectors in its search for suitable investments. Our objective is to identify viable transactions with experienced operators, to generate superior risk-adjusted returns while protecting the downside. Our core investment philosophy is simple; protect our capital, first and foremost, minimize risk through sound underwriting and thorough due diligence, and deal with people of integrity when entering into an investment. This philosophy has served us well and rewarded our co-investors for nearly two decades.