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  • Principled Approach

    Riverside believes in leaving great references in our wake.

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    Great References

    The Riverside Company has a set of business principles we follow that help us ensure we’re “leaving great references in our wake.” We believe this is more than just good ethics; it’s good business. Private equity is an industry built on trust, and leaving great references means earning a lot of trust throughout the years.

    Principled investing is how we invest and operate every day, and it’s one of the main reasons we’ve thrived since 1988.

  • Focus on Small Deals

    Riverside is the only global private equity firm focused exclusively on the smaller end of the middle market.

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    Small Is All We Do

    The Riverside Company has grown and adapted in countless ways since 1988, but one thing has remained the same: Small is all we do.

    Riverside focuses exclusively on the smaller end of the middle market.

    Through more than 300 investments, Riverside has honed our approach to sourcing what we believe are the best opportunities and driving growth, bringing unparalleled talent and resources to investing at the smaller end of the middle market. Riverside’s focus, experience and capabilities are all geared to create value.

  • Superior Performance

    Riverside attracts some of the world's most sophisticated investors.

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    Our Approach To Private Equity

    Riverside takes a buy-and-build approach, investing in companies that we believe display industry leadership, a history of profitability and clear expansion opportunities. We apply strategic and operational resources to foster growth, partnering with strong management teams to help companies achieve long-term success.

Who We Are

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 560 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.