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PHT Investment Group

An impact-driven private equity investment firm  focused on achieving superior financial returns and measurable social impact.

 

Who We Are

PHT Investment Group traces its roots back to the Salinas Valley agriculture community for over 85 years. We are established visionaries, driving innovation through cutting-edge technology and inspired leadership. 

our vision

We will be the leading Private Equity Investment Firm, providing disruptive solutions and delivering competitive returns for our investors and stakeholders.

our mission

We will deliver predictable, sustainable, long-term value for our investors and stakeholders.

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our values

We will achieve our vision and mission with passion for excellence, honesty, ethical behavior, and uncompromising integrity.

What We Do

PHT Investment Group is an impact-driven Private Equity investment firm operating within the Post-Harvest Ag space.

PHT has launched PHT Growth Fund LP to acquire and redevelop Industrial pre-cooling and cold storage facilities in California and Arizona with a nationwide expansion strategy.

Our projects are designed to spur economic growth through vehicles like sustainable development and clean energy. 

Our Expertise

Our investment team focuses on investment projects in the following asset classes:

INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE

INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE

AGTECH

AGTECH

RENEWABLE ENERGY

RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Investment Criteria

Target Industries

Industrial Real Estate, AgTech, Renewable Energy.

Size of Investment

$5 to $100 million of equity per investment

Transaction Types

Growth equity, buyouts, and recapitalizations

Typical Investment Period

10+ years

Our Team

At PHT Investment Group, we have a highly regarded investment team responsible for our disruptive strategies and acquisitions.

With entrepreneurial roots planted by our Founder  & CEO, our firm has developed extensive knowledge, experience, and industry networks. PHT Investment Group is operated by an investment team with more than 60 years of combined experience in transformation and turnaround investing, professional consulting, and negotiating M&As within privately-held companies.

Jim White, PhD

FOUNDER & CEO

Dr. Jim White is Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund LP and PHT Investment Group LLC, and Founder and President of JL White International, LLC. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including the first published book on Qualified Opportunity Funds: Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds.

Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, Owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium, and as Vice President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Throughout his 40+ year career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Dr. White acquires struggling businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. In addition to turning around struggling businesses, Dr. White has worked on dozens of industrial and commercial real estate development and Design-Build projects, infrastructure projects, as well as mining, power, oil & gas, agriculture, and manufacturing projects. To date, Dr. White has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue. Dr. White holds a B.S. in civil engineering, an MBA, and a doctorate in psychology and organizational behavior.

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Dr. White is also the founder of the customized yearlong, leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White’s Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour.

These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations.

In addition to Opportunity Investing, Dr. White has authored several other best-selling books—most recently, Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America. He is also author of the critically-acclaimed: What’s My Purpose? A Journey of Personal and Professional Growth, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield.

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Jakob Levison

Business Development & Investor Relations

Jakob Levison holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recruited to play Varsity Baseball. Prior to joining PHT Investment Group, Jakob worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, M&T Bank’s Management Development Program, and most recently Blockworks – a fast-growing startup at the intersection of finance and blockchain technology. At PHT Investment Group, Jakob is responsible for Business Development and Investor Relations, where he raises capital, drives new business opportunities, and manages relationships with current and prospective investors in the Fund.

Scott Klein

Director of External Affairs

Scott Klein is a well-regarded community activist and entrepreneur. Scott is a published author who hosts the popular "Get Down to Business" radio show in Chicago and serves as an Officer in the US Army Reserves, as well as the Chairman of the Village of Skokie Economic Development Commission. Scott holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master's degree in non-profit management. He is an active leader for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). As Director of External Affairs, Scott brings his extensive community relations, communications and management experience to PHT’s portfolio to drive awareness and growth.

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Nick Stoll

PHT Corporate Controller

Nick Stoll is the Corporate Controller of Post Harvest Technologies (PHT). He oversees the financial and business operations that support our business strategy, and is responsible for finance, controllership and corporate development and strategy. For the last 18 years, Nick was the Controller for various businesses including Growers Ice Company (affiliate of PHT), New Leaf Community Markets (Division of New Seasons), Prescience International (acquired by Johnson and Johnson), and Multigig, Inc (acquired by Analog Devices). In the first 11 years of his career Nick lived and led businesses in Spain. He holds a Masters in Finance and a Masters in Management of Technology from Golden Gate University, and he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. Nick played football and rugby at UC Davis, currently referees Junior College football, and regularly travels to Europe to visit his grown children.

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Investment Strategy

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Specialty

 

We specialize in hands-on investments, careful asset and equity fund management, and long-term value creation.

WE COLLECT 

Information

 

We become familiar with every asset, and company we are investing in – including its employees and stakeholders.

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Result Oriented

 

We understand the company’s and community’s goals and how our investment will help it achieve its objectives.

WE CARE

About Communities

 

We not only look at the investment opportunity but how the investment will impact the quality of life within the communities we invest.

We work with management teams and community leaders seeking to build value through these key objectives:

GROWTH

Accelerate growth through strategic investments. Enable companies and communities to take advantage of current market opportunities as well as investigate other potential business sectors.

CASH FLOW

Analysis of risk and profitability through cash flow statements and KPIs. Develop and plan strategies to enhance cash flow and support working capital management objectives.

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Corporate Sustainability

We’re doing business in an unpredictable world. Success requires new levels of resilience and agility, rooted in responsible practices that preserve our planet for future generations. Sustainability is now a crucial element to strategic business planning.

PHT Investment Group can help you plan a sustainable and profitable path forward with our disruptive alternative investment platform and deep industry expertise that address your goals in AgTech, infrastructure and operations, supply chain, electrification, energy and emissions management, and sustainability strategy.

We’re taking action to contribute to a more equitable, financially resilient future for all. Learn where we stand on our journey from purpose to prosperity for more people.

clients

PHT is dedicated to looking after and growing the value of our clients’ assets over the long-term. That includes a focus on sustainability.

Shareholders

We are Committed to Transparency
As an investor and advocate for greater transparency, PHT is committed to providing meaningful sustainability information to stakeholders.

employees

As an asset manager, the long-term sustainability of our firm is heavily dependent on our people. We make a deliberate effort to unify culture, encourage innovation, ensure that we are developing, retaining and recruiting the best talent, align employee incentives and risk taking with those of the firm, and to incorporate inclusion and diversity into all levels of our business.

communities

We create positive social impact by serving our communities, especially those located in qualified opportunity zones. We partner with nonprofits, corporations and our employees to create impact to help more people achieve financial security and opportunity, whether in our own communities or on a global scale.

We manage the environmental impact of our own operations

PHT recognizes that sound environmental management is central to our business, important to our employees and clients and key to securing our future. In our operations, PHT works to decouple company growth from environmental impact, while increasing the efficiency and resiliency of our operations.