Renovating Business


Do you own a business that needs new capital and leadership?

Let us recapitalize your business and create a successful exit for you.


West End Holdings is a private equity partnership focused on acquiring “special situation” businesses seeking new ownership.  We creatively structure transactions that provide the capital, leadership, and non-financial resources required for businesses to reach their potential. Established in 2012, West End Holdings has recapitalized and provided new leadership to multiple businesses in the technology, healthcare services, and business services arena.

Our founders, Lyle Beasley and Bob Rolfe, are seasoned executives with successful track records tackling tough business challenges.  Our complementary strengths and exceptionally deep networks deliver the talent, energy, and experience necessary to drive positive change. We consistently deliver successful outcomes for our stakeholders including employees, management teams, customers, and previous owners.

West End Holdings managing partner, Bob Rolfe, returns to the company after five years serving as commissioner of Tennessee Economic & Community Development. The leadership skills he has demonstrated over his career positioned him to achieve great success for the state. We are happy to have him back to help pursue new opportunities and bring his unique set of operating talents to our partnership.

Bob Rolfe | Managing Partner
Former Commissioner, Tennessee Economic & Community Development

Bob Rolfe was sworn in by Governor Bill Haslam on Feb 16, 2017 and resworn in by Governor Bill Lee on January 19, 2019 as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, where he was responsible for recruiting new businesses and industry to the state, supporting existing companies, expanding economic opportunities across rural Tennessee and boosting the state’s overall economic prosperity.

Under Rolfe’s leadership, Tennessee secured a record-breaking number of wins, landing approximately 600 projects representing more than 103,500 job commitments and $30.5 billion in capital investment from notable companies such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon, Alliance Bernstein, Oracle and many others.