Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

Designed to identify private equity firms who do great things for mid-market companies, this list recognizes the top firms who are influencing change, innovation, and standards for excellence within mid-market companies with revenue between $100 million and $3 billion.

Honorees are evaluated based on five metrics: Financial Performance, Commitment to the mid-market, Partnership Effectiveness, Resources and Social Impact.

The Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market are recognized at the CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention held in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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