About Us

A diversified global holding company with operations in diversified industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, banking and youth sports.

We work with our companies to increase long term corporate value for all of our stakeholders and shareholders utilizing Steel Partners Operational Excellence Programs, the Steel Partners Purchasing Council, Steel Partners Corporate Services, balance sheet improvements, capital allocation policies and growth initiatives.

All of our programs are focused on helping SPLP companies strengthen their competitive advantage and increase their profitability, while enabling them to achieve operational excellence and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Steel Partners Operational Excellence Programs include Lean Manufacturing, Design for Six Sigma, Six Sigma and Strategy Deployment to reduce and eliminate waste.

Steel Partners Purchasing Council serves to consolidate purchasing power and gain economies of scale on material purchases, freight, maintenance and repair items, office supplies and others key areas, with the opportunity to further reduce expenses by expanding this to includes insurance, IT, banking, real estate, legal, human resources, tax and audit.

Philosophies & Strategies

Our aim is to increase company profitability and shareholder value through both strategic acquisitions and investments, as well as steadfast adherence to ethical principles and compliance standards.

As such, Steel Partners Holdings L.P. continues to be guided by the same philosophies and strategies that we put in place when the company was founded in 1990:

The History

Steel Partners was founded in February 1990 as a private investment firm by Warren G. Lichtenstein. Since that time we have invested in the United States, and a dozen countries throughout Europe and Asia. We have also launched several successful private investment partnerships, including Steel Partners L.P., Steel Partners II, L.P., Steel Systems L.P., Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund L.P., Steel Partners China Access I L.P., as well as certain co-investment partnerships.

In December 2008, in order to preserve an investment strategy that successfully served both the company and its investors since its inception, Steel Partners restructured its business. The result was the creation of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses in a variety of industries through majority owned subsidiaries, associated companies and other interests.

On April 10, 2012, after fulfilling stringent regulatory and financial reporting requirements, the company became listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SPLP).

As long-term investors, Steel Partners Holdings L.P. has focused on enhancing value through the implementation of operational excellence and corporate strategic restructuring programs, including the Steel Partners Operational Excellence Programs, the Steel Partners Purchasing Council, and Steel Partners Corporate Services.

Today, Steel Partners has 5,300 employees at 70 locations in 11 countries around the globe. Furthermore, according to each of our holdings’ most recent year-end financial reports, the combined revenue would be in excess of $1.6 billion, with substantial profits and cash flow.

  1. 1990

    Firm Founded

    Firm founded in February

    1990-Firm Founded
  2. 1993

    Steel Partners II

    Steel Partners II founded by Warren Lichtenstein and Jack Howard*

    1993-Steel Partners II
  3. 2001

    Steel Partners Foundation

    Steel Partners Foundation founded

    2001-Steel Partners Foundation
  4. 2002

    Steel Partners Japan

    Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund launched

    2002-Steel Partners Japan
  5. 2006

    Steel Partners China

    Steel Partners China Access | LP private equity fund**

    2006-Steel Partners China
  6. 2007

    SP Acquisitions Holdings

    Steel Partners Acquisition Holdings launched

    2007-Steel Partners Acquisition Holdings
  7. 2009

    Steel Partners Holdings LP (SPLP)

    Steel Partners Holdings LP (SPLP) created through an exchange by Steel Partners II investors of their partnership interest for units in SPLP

    2009-Steel Partners Holdings LP
  8. 2012

    Steel Partners Holdings LP (SPLP)

    Listed on NYSE under SPLP

    2012-NYSE under SPLP
  9. 2016

    Steel Partners 25th Anniversary

  10. 2017

    Steel Partners Acquires

    Steel Excel | Handy&Harman

    2017-Steel Excel | Handy&Harman
  11. 2020

    Steel Partners 30th Anniversary

    Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

    Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence