Tim Shea


Head of Business Services


Tim Shea is a Partner and serves as Head of Business Services. He joined the firm in 2021.


Tim has over 15 years of experience advising clients on M&A transactions, specializing in the facility and residential services sectors. Prior to joining Solomon Partners, Tim was a Managing Director and Head of Facility Services for Truist Securities and Piper Sandler. Tim’s experience also includes executive roles at two leading facility services companies – GCA Services Group (now part of ABM) and Southwest Food Service Excellence. Earlier in his career, Tim spent five years as an Attorney at Foley & Lardner, a national law firm, advising public and private companies on M&A.

Over the course of his career, Tim has completed more than 50 M&A transactions with aggregate consideration over $25 billion.


  • Audax portfolio company Reedy Industries’ sale to Partners Group
  • CI Capital portfolio company Summit Companies’ sale to Blackrock
  • Keystone Capital portfolio company JOBS to Valcourt Building Services, a portfolio company of Littlejohn
  • The sale of Olympus to KBS, a Cerberus portfolio company
  • Lightbay Capital on its acquisition of Village Realty
  • Incline Equity Partners portfolio company Ned Stevens’ sale to AVALT
  • Great Range Capital portfolio company Heartland Landscaping’s sale to Sterling Investment Partners
  • Harvest Partners’ acquisition of Yellowstone Landscaping
  • Organic Life on its sale to Southwest Foodservice Excellence, a Harkness Capital portfolio company
  • aPiori portfolio company The Service Companies sale to Gridiron Capital
  • Gridiron portfolio company QSI Facilities’ sale to Cushman & Wakefield
  • New Mountain Capital portfolio company Valet Waste’s sale to Ares and Harvest Partners
  • Kohlberg portfolio company KBS’ sale to GI Partners
  • Nautic Partners portfolio company GCA Services’ sale to Blackstone


Tim holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from Wisconsin Law School. Tim is also a CPA (inactive).


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