Texas Based Private Equity FIrm

Creating Value, Forging Legacies

Focused on majority-interest investments, 1876 Partners elevates lower middle market software, technology-enabled, and data & analytics companies to the next level.

Not your typical Private Equity firm

Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Transitioning your venture is a huge milestone, not something we take lightly. You need a partner with similar values and a proven track record. Our approach is clear-cut and strategic, aimed at not just preserving but elevating what you’ve built.

This isn’t just a change in ownership, it’s the next chapter of success for your company.

Our Approach

Where Handshakes
Still Mean Something

We value the classics, like integrity and doing what you say you’ll do. We’re all about aligning goals, empowering leaders, and building strong, united teams.

Not Our First Rodeo

Over the last 30 years, we’ve built, managed and invested in dozens of companies. We understand the stress and joy and satisfaction that comes from holding the reins. We’ve felt the weight of it all. We get it.

Stewards That Give a Damn

Your trust in us isn’t taken lightly. We’re straight shooters, valuing honest conversations and clear expectations. We take the word partner – literally.

A Network Unlike Any Other

Tapping into the Aggie and West Point spirit, we bring together a community rich in leadership and tradition.

Founding Management Team

Always In Your Corner

Meet the Team
Robert Burnett

Robert Burnett

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Robert has spent his last 30 years with The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, holding several key leadership and operational roles, including being part of the seven-member Reynolds Executive Committee that oversees all of Reynolds’ operations and its nearly 6,000 employees. For decades, he has led all business and technology acquisitions, helping shape Reynolds into the industry leader it is today. Throughout his career, Robert has led his teams with an unwavering optimistic and common-sense approach to life and business. Additionally, Robert serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and is an Elder at Magnolia Bible Church. Robert holds a BBA and MBA from Texas A&M University.

Jake Stewart

Jake Stewart

Co-Founder and Partner

Jake has more than 14 years of leading complex organizations as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Since entering the private sector and joining Reynolds in 2019, he has been involved in transactions of nearly $1.0 billion in value. Jake is a mentor for the Texas A&M University Chapter of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, has been a guest lecturer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard. Jake holds a BS in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Matt Zachary

Matt Zachary

Co-Founder and Partner

Over the last thirteen (13) years at Reynolds, Matt has been involved in over fifty (50) acquisitions totaling nearly $2.0 billion of transaction value. Matt has served on the Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council at Texas A&M University and currently serves on the finance committee of the Ronald McDonald House Houston. Matt holds a BA from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and an MS in Finance from Penn State University.

Getting Started

1876 Partners is an emerging lower middle market buyout firm driven to partner with successful B2B companies, to generate value for our investors and broad value for the American economy.

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