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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.
 
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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

Court Square

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

Graham Partners

Manufacturing, Industrial Technology

Sentinel Capital Partners

Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials

Clearview Capital

Multi-Industry

Industrial Opportunity Partners

Manufacturing and Value-Added Distribution Businesses

TSG Consumer Partners

Branded Consumer Products

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:

2017 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Private Equity Firm NameWebsite Focus IndustriesHeadquarters
Vista Equity Partners LLC
www.vistaequitypartners.com
Software, Technology Services
San Francisco, CA
Tailwind Capital Partners LPwww.tailwind.com
Healthcare, Business Services, Information Technology, Media, Communications
New York, NY
Cortec Group
www.cortecgroup.com
Specialty Healthcare, Consumer and Business Products, Distribution, Services
New York, NY
Marlin Equity Partners LLC
www.marlinequity.com
Software and Technology, Services, Healthcare, Consumer, and Industrials
Hermosa Bech, CA
Altaris Capital Partners LLC
www.altariscap.com
Healthcare
New York, NY
Court Square Capital Partners LP
www.courtsquare.com
Business services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Technology, Telecommunications
New York, NY
Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC
www.iopfund.com
Manufacturing, Distribution
Evanston, IL
Carousel Capital Co LLC
www.carouselcapital.com
Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Financial Services
Charlotte, NC
RFE Investment Partners
www.rfeip.com
Business Services, Niche Manufacturing and Healthcare Services
New Canaan, CT
American Securities LLC
www.american-securities.com
Communications, Consumer Discretionary, Healthcare, Industrials
New York, NY
Corinthian Capital Group LLC
www.corinthiancap.com
Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Consumer Products
New York, NY
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC
www.bluewolfcapital.com
Niche Manufacturing, Distribution, Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Others
New York, NY
Comvest Partners
www.comvest.com
Information Technology and Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Transportation, Consumer Products, Retail
West Palm Beach, FL
New Mountain Capital LLC
www.newmountaincapital.com
Communications, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Software and Technology
New York, NY
Graham Partners Inc.
www.grahampartners.net
Manufacturing & Industrial TechnologyNewtown Square, PA
HCP & Co
www.hcpcompany.com
Business services, Consurmer, Education, Healthcare
Chicago, IL
Riordan Lewis & Haden LLC
www.rlhequity.com
Business Services, Healthcare, Government Services
Los Angeles, CA
Wynnchurch Capital Ltd
www.wynnchurch.com
Manufacturing, Transportation, Logistics, Business Services, Distribution, Energy, Metals, Mining
Rosemont, IL
Sentinel Capital Partners LLC
www.sentinelpartners.com
Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials
New York, NY
MSouth Equity Partners LLC
www.msouth.com
Manufacturing and Telecommunications
Atlanta, GA
Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
www.charlesbank.com
Education, Communications, Energy, Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare, Financial Services
Boston, MA
Evergreen Pacific Partners Management Co Inc
www.eppcapital.com
Manufacturing, Distribution, Specialty Packaging, Consumer Products, Cable Television, Radio 
Seattle, WA
Monomoy Capital Partners LLC
www.mcpfunds.com
Manufacturing, Industrials, Distribution, Consumer Products
New York, NY
Thoma Bravo LLC
www.thomabravo.com
Software and Technology
New York, NY
JLL Partners Inc
www.jllpartners.com
Healthcare, Financial, Industrial, Education, Aerospace, Defense
New York, NY

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