Growth Equity is one of three asset classes comprising the private equity industry, the other two being Venture Capital and Leveraged Buyout. Growth equity firms generate investment returns by investing in companies that create value through profitable revenue growth. Growth equity firms differ in their sector focus, investment size, investment criteria, structure preferences (control vs. minority), investment philosophy and many other characteristics that are of interest to entrepreneurs. In order to assist entrepreneurs in discovering growth equity firms that are an appropriate fit for their businesses, we’ve created the list of top growth equity investors found below. Admittedly, this list is not exhaustive, nor does it contain all of the information an entrepreneur should know about the investors these firms. We encourage entrepreneurs to learn more about each firm by visiting the websites listed in the table.

List of Top Growth Equity Firms

Firm NameLocationWebsiteInvestment SizeSectors
Workhorse CapitalDenver, COWorkhorse Capital$3-$10 millionSoftware (SaaS) and Technology-enabled Services
1315 CapitalPhiladelphia, PA1315 Capital$10-20 millionSpecialty Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technologies, and Healthcare Services
Adams Street PartnersVariousAdams Street Partners$5-20 millionTechnology and life sciences
Bregal SagemountNew York, NY Bregal Sagemount$15-75 millionSoftware, technology-enabled services, business services, internet, data infrastructure
Catalyst InvestorsNew York, NYCatalyst InvestorsUp to $40 millionTechnology-enabled services
Charterhouse Strategic PartnersNew York, NYCharterhouse Strategic Partners$1 to $40 millionHealthcare, Business and Telecommunications Services
Delta-v CapitalDenver, CO
Dallas, TX
Delta-v Capital$10-30 millionTechnology and Technology-enabled services
Edison PartnersLawrenceville, NJ
New York, NY
Virginia and Ohio
Edison Partners$4-12 million, initialHealthcare IT, financial technology, interactive marketing and eCommerce, enterprise 2.0
Eureka Growth CapitalPhiladelphia, PAEureka Growth$5-15 millionBusiness and healthcare services, consumer, specialty manufacturing
Frontier CapitalCharlotte, NCFrontier Capital$10-40 millionSoftware and technology-enabled business services.
General AtlanticVariousGeneral Atlantic$75-400 millionBusiness & information services, healthcare, financial Services, consumer, business services
Generation PartnersVariousGeneration Partners$10-40 millionBusiness & information services, healthcare services; technology, media & communications
Georgian PartnersToronto, CanadaGeorgian Partners$5-15 millionSoftware
H.I.G GrowthVariousHIG Growth$5-30 millionTechnology, internet & media, healthcare, consumer products, and tech-enabled financial and business services
Halyard CapitalNew York, NYHalyard Capital$15-40 millionInformation, data-analytics, marketing, communications and business services
Institutional Venture PartnersMenlo Park, CA
San Francisco, CA
Institutional Venture Partners$10-100 millionTechnology and media
JMI EquityBaltimore, MD
San Diego, CA
JMI Equity$10-100 millionSoftware and technology-enabled services
Kayne PartnersLos Angeles, CAKayne Partners$5-20 millionTechnology and technology-enabled businesses
Lariat PartnersDenver, COLariat Partners$2-20 millionSpecialty agriculture, energy & environmental services, healthcare services
Level EquityNew York, NYLevel Equity$10-20 millionTechnology and internet
Mainsail PartnersSan Francisco, CAMainsail Partners$5-25 millionTechnology and technology-enabled services
McCarthy CapitalOmaha, NE
Boston, MA
McCarthy Capital$10-50 millionConsumer products, technology, media and healthcare
New Spring GrowthVarious, east coastNew Spring Growth$5-50 millionBusiness services, technology-enabled, IT
North Bridge Growth Equity PartnersPalo Alto, CA
Waltham, MA
North Bridge Growth Equity Partners$15-75 millionSoftware, communications & infrastructure, digital media, healthcare, materials
Norwest Venture PartnersPalo Alto, CANorwest Venture Partners$10-100 millionTechnology, Information Services, Business Services, Financial Services, Consumer Products/Services and Healthcare
PerseusBethesda, MDPerseusEnergy and environmental technologies
Platte River CapitalDenver, CO
Bend, OR
Platte River Capital$5-40 millionAerospace manufacturing and services, industrials, various resources, energy
Primus CapitalCleveland, OHPrimus Capital$20-60 millionHealthcare, software, technology-enabled services and education
River Cities Capital FundsCincinnati, OH
Raleigh, NC
River Cities Capital Funds$20-$50 millionHealthcare, IT, technology-enabled business services
Sageview CapitalPalo Alto, CA
Greenwich, CT
Sageview Capital$20-75 millionEnergy, finance & business services, technology
Shamrock Capital AdvisorsLos Angeles, CAShamrock Capital Advisors$15-100 millionMedia, entertainment, communications, technology
Spectrum EquityBoston, MA
San Francisco, CA
Spectrum Equity$20-100 millionInformation technology
Spire CapitalVariousSpire Capital$15-40 millionBusiness services, information services, education, media, communications
Spring Lake Equity PartnersBoston, MASpring Lake Equity Partners$7-15 millionTechnology-oriented services
Stripes GroupNew York, NYStripes Group$10 - $100 millionSoftware, consumer, healthcare, ecommerce, media, financial services
Summit PartnersVariousSummit Partners$5-500 millionTechnology, healthcare & life sciences, growth products and services
Susquehanna Growth EquityBala Cynwyd, PAsgep.com$5-50 millionSoftware, information services, healthcare, business services, consumer
TA AssociatesVariousTA Associates$1-500 millionTechnology, financial, healthcare & business services, consumer
TVC CapitalSan Diego, CATVC Capital$5 - $15 millionSoftware companies and Software-enabled businesses
Trident CapitalPalo Alto, CATrident Capital$5-50 millionSoftware, tech-enabled services, IT security, Healthcare IT, Adtech, Fintech, and Travel
Updata PartnersWashington, DCUpdata Partners$5-20 millionTechnology
Volition CapitalBoston, MAVolition Capital$5-20 millionTechnology

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