Private Equity Co-Investor Hauser Private Equity Lands Nine Fund Managers on Inc.’s 2021 Top Founder-Friendly Investors List
On October 14, 2021, Hauser Private Equity announced that nine of its fund managers made this year’s “Top Founder-Friendly Investors” list by the business media giant Inc. Leveraging its outreach as one of the largest multiplatform business content providers in the world, Inc. has a long history of analyzing nationwide business data to identify and disseminate the names of outstanding performers in a range of categories. For example, it has singled out the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States since 1984 through its well-known and widely respected “Inc. 5000” list.
Created by Inc. Media to promote growth and revenue generation among founder-led companies, the “Founder-Friendly Investors” award recognizes private equity and venture capital firms with outstanding track records of success while backing entrepreneurs. To qualify for this award, investment firms must show a record of active involvement with one or more founder-led partner companies for a minimum of one-year post-investment.
Inc.’s 2021 “Top Founder-Friendly Investors” list included the following Hauser Private Equity–affiliated firms: Revelstoke Capital Partners, Shore Capital Partners, North Castle Partners, Clearlake Capital, Guardian Capital Partners, Revolution, ZMC Zelnick Media Capital, New Mainstream Capital, and Palladium Equity Partners. Each of these firms reflects Hauser Private Equity’s steadfast commitment to value creation through founder support.
Mark Hauser, the managing partner at Hauser Private Equity, leads a “fund and direct co-investment” model that draws upon the expertise of various industry-relevant administrative authorities to alter the operational strategies of its portfolio companies for the better. This approach has positioned a number of founder-leaders for unprecedented success.
Commenting directly on the nine Inc. “Top Founder-Friendly Investors” in the Hauser Private Equity investment portfolio, Mark Hauser praised them for emphasizing “the importance of operational expertise to value creation, and partner with key leaders focused on long-term partnerships and flexible solutions to growth.” Senior executives from all nine Hauser-affiliated “Top Founder-Friendly Investors” share in Mark Hauser’s enthusiasm for partner-friendly value creation.
Take, for example, Revelstoke Capital Partners co-founder and managing partner Simon Bachleda. “We are very excited to be recognized as one of the most founder-friendly investors by Inc. Magazine,” says Mr. Bachleda. “Throughout our history, we have focused on building a reputation and a private equity investment model that resonates with founder-led businesses.”
Hauser Private Equity has partnered with Revelstoke on several different large healthcare ventures that include Beacon Orthopedics and the Cincinnati Eye Institute/Cincinnati Vision Partners. Of the 112 investments that Revelstoke has completed over the past eight years, the majority have been with founder-led companies.
Revelstoke Capital Partners appears alongside the other eight Hauser-affiliated private equity and venture capital firms on this year’s “Founder-Friendly Investors” list both online and in print. Interested parties can see all 146 firms on this list by visiting the official Inc. website.
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