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Top Private Equity Firms in Illinois - Axial

There are 48 Top Private Equity Firms in Illinois listed on Axial's lower middle market Directory. The information on these Top Private Equity Firms in Illinois was populated directly from the Axial platform. You can access more profiles of Top Private Equity Firms in Illinois like these, by becoming a member of Axial. Let Axial help you identify your next M&A opportunity.

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Pfingsten Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 1 Closed Deal via Axial
  • 48 Total Closed Deals
Pfingsten is an operationally-driven private equity firm focused on long-term value creation. From our headquarters in Chicago with support from representative offices in India and China, we help businesses in ways few private equity firms can, applying our unique operational and global resources to offer real solutions to our companies, unlocking value and propelling growth. We invest a minimum of 50% equity into the capital structure of each portfolio company, providing the flexibility to create value through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities…
Most Recent Transactions
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Dec 2022
acquired
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Aug 2022
acquired
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Dec 2021
acquired

Crescendo Capital Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 1 Closed Deal via Axial
  • 15 Total Closed Deals
Crescendo Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. Crescendo is primarily focused on middle-market change-of-control transactions, typically with enterprise values from $10M-$100M. While industry generalists, we have specific operating resources in the following fields, which help source, vet, manage and/or oversee portfolio companies: * construction/trades* healthcare * food/beverage/nutra * outsourcing/staffing * light distribution* retail/distribution * packaging/consumer products We are a very actively engaged private equity partner across strategy, operations and…
Most Recent Transactions
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2022
acquired
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Aug 2021
acquired
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Aug 2021
acquired

Right Lane Capital LLC Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 1 Closed Deal via Axial
  • 13 Total Closed Deals
Right Lane Capital LLC is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable middle and lower middle market businesses. Because Right Lane is not structured as a typical private equity firm, we have unusual flexibility in our investment structuring, holding period, and target industries. Our affiliate Right Lane Industries LLC is an industrial holding company offering a permanent home to lower middle market industrial businesses that have been orphaned inside larger companies, or whose retiring shareholders want to ensure that the…
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired

NextGen Growth Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 1 Closed Deal via Axial
  • 11 Total Closed Deals
NextGen Growth Partners (“NGP”) is a Chicago-based private investment firm. We recently closed our $100M+ Fund II and are actively seeking great family/founder-owned businesses to partner with for their next phase of growth. We are unique in that we provide flexible succession planning for founders/owners looking to exit the business post-close (whether that be immediately or several years after). We do this by bringing in one of our talented Entrepreneurs in Residence to transition into the business after a transaction.
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
invested in
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Aug 2023
invested in
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Jul 2023
invested in

CIVC Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 53 Total Closed Deals
CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high growth middle market companies in business services sectors. Since 1989, the team has invested over $1.9 billion and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund VII. More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at www.civc.com.
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Jan 2024
acquired
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Jan 2024
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired

Industrial Opportunity Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 34 Total Closed Deals
Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC ("IOP"), based in Evanston, IL, is a private equity investment firm. With $910 million of committed capital since its inception, IOP is focused on acquiring and managing middle-market manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses. Utilizing its operations-focused approach and dedicated Board of Operating Principals, IOP has a track record of stabilizing, growing and enhancing the value of its acquired businesses having invested in over 20 platform companies.
Most Recent Transactions
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May 2023
acquired
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Apr 2022
acquired
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Dec 2021
acquired
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Dec 2021
acquired

Silver Oak Services Partners, LLC Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 26 Total Closed Deals
Silver Oak Services Partners is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on service businesses. We seek to partner with exceptional management teams to build industry leading business, consumer and healthcare service companies.Silver Oak utilizes a proactive, research-led investment process to identify attractive services sectors and seek out the best potential management teams and investment opportunities. We bring extensive services industry expertise and relationships to our investments and work closely with our management teams to drive long-term value creation.Silver…
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Dec 2022
acquired
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Dec 2020
acquired
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Nov 2020
acquired

Benford Capital Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 17 Total Closed Deals
BCP partners with founders, family owners and managers to grow smaller companies over time. As engaged stewards and partners, we seek to build businesses and invest in people while preserving each company’s legacy and culture.
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Dec 2020
acquired
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Nov 2019
acquired
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Oct 2019
acquired
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Mar 2019
acquired

Granite Creek Capital Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 16 Total Closed Deals
Chicago-based Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. is an active manager of lower middle market debt and equity investments in Business Services, Niche Manufacturing, Food & Agribusiness, Healthcare and value-added Distribution. Granite Creek invests in high-performing businesses to support rock star entrepreneurs, the next phase of growth or a transitional event that is driving the need for additional liquidity. Granite Creek brings decades of experience in private equity, lending, strategy and operations across 80+ deals over the course of 30+ years. The Granite Creek investment team, led…
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Jul 2023
acquired
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Feb 2023
acquired
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Feb 2023
acquired
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Aug 2022
acquired

Hadley Capital Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 15 Total Closed Deals
We work with founders/owners, families and management teams in need of ownership transition, management succession, and / or growth support. We primarily focus on companies with revenue between $5 million and $50 million, and a cash flow between $1 million and $5 million. We consider a wide range of industries and look for companies with potential to build on past successes and open to new ideas.
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Sep 2014
acquired
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Sep 2013
acquired
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Dec 2012
acquired
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Sep 2012
acquired

Rock Gate Partners, LLC Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 15 Total Closed Deals
Rock Gate Partners, LLC ("RGP") invests in lower middle market companies that have created unique market positions, resulting in customer "mind share" leadership and providing the basis for organic growth while offering a platform for acquisitions. RGP partners with management teams and family owners in buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and later stage growth capital investments in companies typically generating $10 to $100 million in revenue. RGP is primarily focused on acquiring companies that design, engineer, market and distribute products or…
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired

Tyree and D'Angelo Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 11 Total Closed Deals
Tyree & D'Angelo Partners ("TDP") is a private equity investment firm that focuses on control investment opportunities in the lower middle market (companies with $1-$5M of EBITDA). We seek out investments in which we can establish true collaborative partnerships with business owners and management teams that will lead to a substantial creation of value over a long-term investment horizon. TDP relies on an extensive team comprised of Investment Partners, Executive Partners, and Advisory Partners to make investments, and focuses on opportunities in which our team of professionals can add…
Most Recent Transactions
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired

Bounds Equity Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 11 Total Closed Deals
Bounds Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that invests in well-managed, entrepreneurial businesses with EBITDA in excess of $1 million. The principals of BEP have partnered with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level since 1988. We invest in good businesses and help management build larger, more successful companies. Nearly all of our investment transactions have been with private company entrepreneurs seeking liquidity, who almost always have reinvested with us to share in the future value creation. We are an experienced private equity group; we have…
Most Recent Transactions
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired
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Aug 2023
acquired

Chicago Capital Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 11 Total Closed Deals
Chicago Capital Partners is a private equity firm which primarily makes control investments in lower middle-market companies with $2-10 million of EBITDA in the following industries: business services, consumer products, distribution, food and beverage, and niche manufacturing. Our fund structure and investment mindset promote building business partnerships and creating value over the long-term.Operational Perspective: Managed by founders and operators, our team understands small and family business dynamics;Partnership Focused: We partner with strong management teams, provide…
Most Recent Transactions
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Feb 2022
acquired
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Jun 2021
acquired
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Dec 2020
acquired
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Jan 2017
acquired

May River Capital Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 10 Total Closed Deals
May River Capital is a private equity investment firm based in Chicago and founded by three partners who seek to help lower middle-market, high-caliber industrial businesses grow and thrive. We take pride in our culture of partnership and collaboration—a characteristic rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the human element in business. Since 2012, we have completed more than 20 acquisitions across 10 industrial platforms. We are currently investing out of our second Fund of $315M.
Most Recent Transactions
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Jun 2022
acquired
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Apr 2022
acquired
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Dec 2020
acquired
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Dec 2020
acquired

TJM Capital Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 10 Total Closed Deals
TJM Capital Partners is a boutique, operationally-focused private equity firm based in Chicago. The firm was founded in 2008 and is led by Tom McDonough (Founder and Managing Partner), Scott Witt (Partner), Bill Van Sant (Operating Partner) and Dan Cleary (Operating Partner). TJM seeks high growth potential middle market manufacturing and services businesses with $10-40 million revenue and $0-7 million EBITDA, and typically invests $2 to $20+ million of equity per transaction.Our firm primarily invests in, and serves as counselors to, companies in the following sectors:Industrial…
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Jul 2019
acquired
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Mar 2019
acquired
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Dec 2018
acquired
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Mar 2018
acquired

Traverse Pointe Partners Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 9 Total Closed Deals
Traverse Pointe Partners is a private investment firm focused on control investments in lower middle market companies. Our investment professionals, advisory board and operating partners work collectively, offering a unique array of skill-sets and expertise to enhance the value of our platform investments. We partner with strong management teams, providing capital and a level of operational, financial and strategic support to enable organizations in transition to maximize their potential.
Most Recent Transactions
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Jun 2023
acquired
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Jun 2022
acquired
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Feb 2022
acquired
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Nov 2021
acquired

Performant Capital Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 7 Total Closed Deals
Performant Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on majority control buyout investments in technology-driven companies. We acquire businesses across software, SaaS, technology-enabled services, and data intelligence products and services. Our investments focus on businesses where our depth of investing and operating expertise can accelerate growth and drive outsized performance.Performant Capital typically invests in founder-owned businesses and prefers to be the first institutional capital. Software platforms typically have $3MM+ in ARR and tech-enabled services business…
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Sep 2023
acquired
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Jun 2022
acquired
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Jun 2022
acquired
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Oct 2021
acquired

Geneva Glen Capital Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 5 Total Closed Deals
Founded in 2010, Geneva Glen Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in proven private companies with leading market positions, significant growth potential, and stable cash flows. GGC makes control investments and targets companies headquartered in the U.S. or Canada with EBITDA between $2 million and $20 million. The firm works closely with management teams to establish and execute on a clearly defined value creation and growth plan. The principals of GGC have extensive private equity experience and capital backing from family offices and other institutional investors…
Most Recent Transactions
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Mar 2018
acquired
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Jun 2016
invested in
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Jun 2016
invested in
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Dec 2012
invested in

McNally Capital LLC Actively Sourcing Deals

Private Equity Firm
  • Actively Sourcing Deals
  • 3 Total Closed Deals
McNally Capital is a private equity firm targeting thesis-driven investments in the U.S., specifically founder-, family-, and management-owned companies. The firm was founded in 2008 by Ward McNally, whose family owned and operated Rand McNally & Company for over 100 years. These roots provide a deep appreciation of building and scaling companies that shape industries and endure for generations. The firm seeks to apply its hands-on experience, institutional capabilities, and proprietary value creation framework to its portfolio companies to benefit management teams in their next phase of…
Most Recent Transactions
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Dec 2022
acquired
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Mar 2022
acquired
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Apr 2021
acquired

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