Annual roundup of founder-friendly private equity firms that treat entrepreneurs as partners
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 – Inc. today announced its second annual Private Equity Top 50 list, honoring the most founder-friendly PE firms that help founder-led businesses thrive, even in the face of unprecedented challenges.
The final list recognizes 50 firms that entrepreneurs can trust, collaborate with on new strategies, and look to help in financing acquisitions during these uncertain times. All 50 have a successful track record of backing entrepreneurs.
“I get the chance to interact with many entrepreneurs who have relentless drive and want to build a business that fixes problems, improves a process, or makes the world a better place. But to do that, it often takes the backing from a private equity firm that will provide more than just financial backing. It takes wholeheartedly supporting that vision and treating the founders like partners,” says
, Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
To see the complete list, go to: http://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2021
Introduced in 2019, the 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firmslist quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.
TheNovember 2020 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and will be on newsstands beginning October 27.
About Sole Source Capital
Founded in 2016 by David Fredston, Sole Source Capital is an operationally-focused lower-middle market private equity firm that targets investments in high-growth industrial sub-sectors including precision manufacturing, diversified distribution, packaging, and industrial services. Sole Source seeks to partner with strong management teams and founder-owned businesses that will benefit from the team’s operating and M&A capabilities. The Firm is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.solesourcecapital.com or contact email@example.com.
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