Scharf Brothers is a privately held family investment firm that invests in both public and private companies, private equity and hedge funds, and real estate. The firm was founded in 1970 by Michael J. Scharf and its holdings are currently managed by Michael and his son, Andrew Scharf, the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. Scharf Brothers invests in companies where it can work closely with management to devise highly focused strategic objectives, identify growth opportunities and improve operating results while mitigating financial risk.
Since inception, Scharf Brothers has acquired, controlled and operated 21 businesses in a variety of industries ranging from fast food to steel processing and manufacturing. The firm has significant public company operating expertise, including active roles in two SPACs, International Metals Acquisition Corp. (“IMAC”) and Financial Services Acquisition Corp. (“FSAC”), and their post-business combination operating companies.
The company is deeply experienced in the food and beverage industry, with management having advised and invested in private and public companies within the sector including Four Sigmatic and LOLA, among others.