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Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

CEO Connection’s list of Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market highlights firms that invest in mid-market companies with a vision of strategic partnership, bringing them results-oriented expertise and focus on what is best for the next phase of growth. The Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market were evaluated on five metrics: Commitment to the Mid-Market, Partnership Effectiveness, Financial Performance, Resources, and Social Impact.

The 2018 Top Private Equity Firms are listed below in alphabetical order. Or view past winners.

2018 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Vista Equity Partners LLC

Software, Data, Technology Services

L Catterton

Consumer Brands, Packaged Goods

Nautic Partners

Healthcare, Industrial Products, Outsourced Services

Wynnchurch Capital

Niche Manufacturing, Transportation/Logistics, Business Services, Value-Added Distribution, Energy and Power Services, General Industrials, Metals and Mining

American Securities

Communications, Consumer Discretionary, Healthcare, Industrials

Abry Partners

Media, Communications, Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT

Cortec Group Management Services

Specialty Healthcare, Consumer and Business Products, Distribution, Services

TSG Consumer Partners

Branded Consumer Products

Court Square

Business services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Technology, Telecommunications

Corinthian Capital Group LLC

Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Consumer Products

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Niche Manufacturing, Distribution, Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Others

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Businesses

Graham Partners

Manufacturing, Industrial Technology

MSouth Equity Partners

Manufacturing, Telecommunications

Marlin Equity Partners

Software and Technology, Services, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrials

Monomoy Capital Partners

Manufacturing, Industrials, Distribution, Consumer Products

Seidler Equity Partners

Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Health and Fitness, Chemicals, Technology, Industrials

Comvest Partners

Information Technology and Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Transportation, Consumer Products, Retail

Tailwind Capital Group

Healthcare, Business Services, Information Technology, Media, Communications

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Education, Communications, Energy, Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare, Financial Services

American Industrial Partners

Industrial Business

Thoma Bravo

Software, Technology

Veritas Capital Fund Management

National Security, Information Technology, Government

RFE Investment Partners

Business Services, Niche Manufacturing, Healthcare Services

2017 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Vista Equity Partners LLC

Software, Data, Technology Services

Tailwind Capital Group

Healthcare, Business Services, Information Technology, Media, Communications

Cortec Group Management Services

Specialty Healthcare, Consumer and Business Products, Distribution, Services

Marlin Equity Partners

Software and Technology, Services, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrials

Court Square

Business services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Technology, Telecommunications

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Businesses

Carousel Capital Co LLC

Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Financial Services

RFE Investment Partners

Business Services, Niche Manufacturing, Healthcare Services

American Securities

Communications, Consumer Discretionary, Healthcare, Industrials

Corinthian Capital Group LLC

Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Consumer Products

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Niche Manufacturing, Distribution, Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Others

Comvest Partners

Information Technology and Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Transportation, Consumer Products, Retail

New Mountain Capital LLC

Communications, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Software and Technology

Graham Partners

Manufacturing, Industrial Technology

HCP & Company

Business services, Consurmer, Education, Healthcare

Riordan Lewis & Haden LLC

Business Services, Healthcare, Government Services

Wynnchurch Capital

Niche Manufacturing, Transportation/Logistics, Business Services, Value-Added Distribution, Energy and Power Services, General Industrials, Metals and Mining

Sentinel Capital Partners LLC

Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials

MSouth Equity Partners

Manufacturing, Telecommunications

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Education, Communications, Energy, Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare, Financial Services

Evergreen Pacific Partners Management Co Inc

Manufacturing, Distribution, Specialty Packaging, Consumer Products, Cable Television, Radio

Monomoy Capital Partners

Manufacturing, Industrials, Distribution, Consumer Products

Thoma Bravo

Software, Technology

JLL Partners Inc

Healthcare, Financial, Industrial, Education, Aerospace, Defense

2016 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Blue Point Capital Partners

Manufacturing, Business services and Value-Added Distribution

Lone Star Investment Advisors

Manufacturing/Industrial, Distribution, Business Services and Energy/Utilities

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Businesses

RFE Investment Partners

Business Services, Niche Manufacturing and Healthcare Services

Nautic Partners LLC

Healthcare, Industrial Products, and Outsourced Services

Monomoy Capital Partners

Manufacturing, Industrials, Distribution, Consumer Products

Wynnchurch Capital

Niche Manufacturing, Transportation/Logistics, Business Services, Value-Added Distribution, Energy and Power Services, General Industrials, Metals and Mining

Vista Equity Partners LLC

Software, Data, Technology Services

HIG Capital LLC

Business Services, Consumer/Retail, Energy/Natural Resources, Healthcare, Industrials, Telecom, Media and Technology

JLL Partners

Healthcare, Financial Services, Industrial, Building Products, Education, Aerospace & Defense and Business Services

Cortec Group Management Services

Specialty Healthcare, Consumer and Business Products, Distribution, Services

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Niche Manufacturing, Distribution, Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Others

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Businesses

Graham Partners

Manufacturing, Industrial Technology

MSouth Equity Partners

Manufacturing, Telecommunications

Marlin Equity Partners

Software and Technology, Services, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrials

Monomoy Capital Partners

Manufacturing, Industrials, Distribution, Consumer Products

Seidler Equity Partners

Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Health and Fitness, Chemicals, Technology, Industrials

Comvest Partners

Information Technology and Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Transportation, Consumer Products, Retail

Tailwind Capital Group

Healthcare, Business Services, Information Technology, Media, Communications

Charlesbank Capital Partners

Education, Communications, Energy, Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare, Financial Services

American Industrial Partners

Industrial Business

Thoma Bravo

Software, Technology

Veritas Capital Fund Management

National Security, Information Technology, Government

RFE Investment Partners

Business Services, Niche Manufacturing, Healthcare Services

Past Winners:

2016 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Private Equity Firm NameWebsite Focus IndustriesHeadquarters
Blue Point Capital Partners LLManufacturing, Business services and Value-Added Distribution Cleveland, OH
Lone Star Investment AdvisorsManufacturing/Industrial, Distribution, Business Services and Energy/UtilitiesDallas, TX
Industrial Opportunity PartnerManufacturing and Value-Added Distribution BusinessesEvanston, IL
RFE Investment Partnershttp://rfeip.comBusiness Services, Niche Manufacturing and Healthcare Services New Canaan, CT
Nautic Partners LLCHealthcare, Industrial Products, and Outsourced ServicesProvidence, RI
Monomoy Capital Partners LLCManufacturing, Industrial, Distribution and Consumer ProductsNew York, NY
Wynnchurch Capital LtdNiche Manufacturing, Transportation/Logistics, Business Services, Value-Added Distribution, Energy & Power Services, General Industrials, Metals & MiningRosemont, IL
Vista Equity Partners LLCSoftware and Technology-Enabled Services
HIG Capital LLCBusiness Services, Consumer/Retail, Energy/Natural Resources, Healthcare, Industrials, Telecom, Media and TechnologyMiami, FL
JLL Partners IncHealthcare, Financial Services, Industrial, Building Products, Education, Aerospace & Defense and Business ServicesNew York, NY
Cortec Group Management ServicHealthcare, Value-Added Distribution, Building Products, Consumer Products, Niche Manufactured Products, Specialty ServicesNew York, NY
Excellere PartnersBusiness Services, Energy Products & Services, Healthcare, Industrial Technology & ServicesDenver, CO
CID Capital IncConsumer Products and Industrial ProductsIndianapolis, IN
American Industrial PartnersManufacturing & Industrial Service Companies with Business-To-Business Selling RelationshipsNew York, NY
Carousel Capital Co LLCBusiness Services, Consumer services and Healthcare servicesCharlotte, NC
Arbor Private Investment Co LPFood, Beverage and Related IndustryChicago, IL
Swander Pace Capital LLCConsumer ProductsSan Francisco, CA
Thoma Bravo LLCEnterprise, Infrastructure & Security Software and Technology-Enabled Business ServicesChicago, IL
Comvest PartnersBusiness Services, Consumer & Retail, Healthcare Services, Industrials, Transportation and LogisticsWest Palm Beach, FL
Cerberus Capital Management LPManufacturing, Industrial, Automotive, Healthcare, Energy, Telecom, Government Services, Financial Services, Consumer/Retail, Transportation, Travel/Leisure, Building Products, Business ServicesNew York, NY
Siris Capital GroupData, Telecommunications, Technology and Technology-Enabled Business ServicesNew York, NY
Marlin Equity Partners LLCSoftware & Technology, Services, Healthcare, Consumer and IndustrialLos Angeles, CA
Capital Partners IncManufacturing, Services, Distribution, Consumer and FoodNorwalk, CT
Intervale Capital LLCOilfield ServicesCambridge, MA
Sycamore Partners LLCRetail and ConsumerNew York, NY