About Us

Three Ocean Partners (“TOP”) is an independent merchant bank founded in 2011 to capitalize on a promising period for boutique banking. We are an idea firm committed to providing creative advice and proprietary investment opportunities for our clients and investors. Our goal is to leverage our long-term relationships with many of the most prominent private equity firms and corporate executives to create long-term value.

TOP is a full service advisory and investment firm with the ability to invest its own capital alongside its clients to unlock value in exclusive opportunities. TOP offers M&A advisory services as well as access to private equity investment opportunities.

TOP is uniquely positioned for success based on our defined strategy and the breadth of our relationships with the CEOs of corporations and financial sponsors across a variety of industries, particularly in the Consumer, Industrial and Business Services sectors. TOP’s ability to work across both the advisory and investment businesses, coupled with our exceptional network of senior relationships, creates a powerful opportunity for our clients.

Hallmarks of Three Ocean Partners


Three Ocean Partners employs a “Blue Ocean” Strategy of entrepreneurial creativity in the marketplace – creating strategic success by differentiating oneself from the competition. Today's daunting business environment requires CEOs and financial sponsors to compete differently. We have no lending, trading or research activities and, therefore, no conflicts of interest. Three Ocean Partners is privately owned by our employees as well as by some of the most prominent families and CEOs throughout the world.

Relationship Banking

With the financial landscape dramatically altered, boutique firms are flourishing as CEOs of corporations and financial sponsors seek trusted advice and proprietary deal flow. This can only be accomplished by having a strong focus on idea generation for fewer clients. Three Ocean is not transactional but instead believes in long-term relationships.


We will work for only a single client in any given industry - CEOs like this exclusivity.

We will always have a minimum of two senior partners on each assignment - without exception.

  • The firm is privately owned by our employees and a number of prominent and well-respected families and CEOs throughout the world.

Today's world requires that CEOs have a full understanding of the global implications for their businesses. Having a network of relationships that helps them meet, explore and improve their operations worldwide is critical. Financial sponsors too must examine the global competitive environment for their portfolio companies and new acquisitions. Three Ocean Partners maintains a global network of relationships to help navigate this environment.

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response

Three Ocean Partners has a unique partnership with Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund, now known as All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response. A portion of our fees from completed assignments will be donated for the construction of new schools in our clients' names in areas following natural disasters.

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying a unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, the All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response organization rebuilds safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. To date, All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response has roughly 46,000 volunteers and has rebuilt 196 schools, which has allowed for more than 100,000 children to go back to school.

To learn more please visit: www.allhandsandhearts.org


Three Ocean Partners is headquartered in New York and has a global reach through our investor base and several partnerships throughout the United States, Europe, and China.

Three Ocean Partners LLC
551 Fifth Avenue
Suite 3800
New York, NY 10176
Phone: (212) 259-0555