Stamford, CT, July 11, 2019— Clearview Capital, L.P. (“Clearview Capital”), is very pleased to announce the firm was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s inaugural list of the Top 50 founder-friendly private equity firms. The full list of PE firms and accompanying article can be viewed here.
As Inc. notes, private equity firms have raised record levels of capital in recent years. In addition, more U.S. companies are taking private equity investments, with the number of PE-backed businesses up 25% since 2014. The editors at Inc. developed the founder-friendly list to promote PE firms as “business builders,” with a track record of successfully backing entrepreneurs and treating business owners as “partners and operators.”
“For 20 years, investing in and supporting the development of lower middle market companies, including founder-led businesses, has been our sole focus,” said James Andersen, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearview Capital. “We are very proud in having built a reputation for honesty, integrity and trustworthiness in our relationships with business owners, and it is gratifying to see that reflected in this recognition from Inc. We are thankful and humbled to be among those chosen for the inaugural founder-friendly list and congratulate the many fine firms also selected for this honor.”
In selecting the 50 best private equity firms for entrepreneurs, Inc. identified PE firms that have invested in founder-led companies and then gathered data on the growth of those companies during each firm’s investment. The editors at Inc. also questioned the entrepreneurs about their experiences, including what they think founders should know about working with outside investors.
“We believe in true partnerships, where success is earned in collaboration with our management teams,” said Calvin Neider, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearview Capital. “Providing financial resources, strategic guidance and operational support, while allowing management to operate with autonomy, has proven highly successful for our portfolio companies. We extend our sincere thanks to those who worked with Inc. on developing the founder-friendly list and to all those with whom Clearview Capital has partnered to help build additional value in promising businesses.”
Holdings in funds managed by Clearview Capital include Apothecare Pharmacy, LLC, an institutional pharmacy targeting the behavioral health sector; Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC, a provider of medication-assisted treatment programs for patients suffering from substance use disorders; Mudlick Mail, LLC, a data-driven direct mail and related marketing solutions provider; Nielsen-Kellerman Co., a designer and manufacturer of premium environmental and athletic performance measurement instruments; Orchard & Vineyard Supply f.k.a. Wilson Orchard & Vineyard Supply, a provider of orchard and vineyard supplies and solutions, and outsourced vineyard management services; Controlled Products, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality synthetic turf; Elevation Labs f.k.a. Northwest Cosmetic Labs, a formulator and manufacturer of cosmetic and skin care products for prestige brands; Derby Building Products, Inc. f.k.a. Novik, Inc., an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of polymer building products; Child Health Holdings, Inc. d.b.a. Pediatric Health Choice, the country’s largest provider of prescribed pediatric extended care (“PPEC”) centers for medically complex children; and Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., a provider of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs for adults and adolescents.
Founded in 1999, Clearview Capital is a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and recapitalization of lower-middle market companies in North America in the business services, healthcare services, manufacturing and specialized distribution industries. Since inception, the Clearview Capital team has completed more than 100 transactions in a wide variety of industries. Clearview Capital is currently making investments from Clearview Capital Fund IV, L.P., a $550 million vehicle. The firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and has an additional office in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please visit www.clearviewcap.com.