History

In 1911, John Hartwell “Hart” Hillman, Jr. transformed his father’s business from a firm that brokered coal and coke to a successful, vertically integrated enterprise based on coal. This began a legacy of industry and investing that has enabled The Hillman Company to anticipate and capitalize on dramatic changes in financial history. Beginning in the 1960s, Hart’s son Henry L. Hillman boldly pivoted the company from its industrial origins into a diverse array of businesses and private equity investing—including companies and asset classes that have shaped the electronic and information age and the modern financial industry.

Today this dynamic history serves as a catalyst for The Hillman Company’s investments and relationships with leading equity funds throughout the world.