Investcorp Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

31 Oct 2023

Investcorp, a global investment manager specializing in alternative investments, today announced that it has been recognized on Inc.’s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors list, which identifies private equity and venture capital firms that have strong track records of partnering with and growing founder-led businesses.

Investcorp’s North American Private Equity team (“NAPE”) has a long history of investing in founder-led, services-oriented companies in the middle market. Throughout its 40-year history, NAPE has completed approximately 70 transactions, deploying over $22 billion in transaction value to help middle market businesses scale.

“Since inception, Investcorp has been focused on creating value for founder-led businesses through deep sector expertise and collaborative partnerships with entrepreneurs,” said Dave Tayeh, Head of Private Equity North America. “Our strategic focus on investing in the middle market over the last four decades has resulted in a proven track record of driving portfolio company growth across economic cycles. We thank our portfolio company founders for their partnership and look forward to continuing our work alongside them as they navigate transformational growth and scale.”

Investcorp targets companies that have strong management teams, have demonstrated resilience and are well-positioned for market growth through multiple value creation levers. Earlier this year, Investcorp announced the close of its inaugural NAPE fund at $1.2 billion. The fund is focused on investing in high-quality companies across six services-oriented subsectors including: tech-enabled, knowledge & professional, data & information, supply chain, industrial and specialty consumer services.

Inc. spoke with several founders of the firm’s portfolio companies and identified Investcorp as a firm that entrepreneurs can trust as a reliable partner and collaborator to support business development and formulate strategies that build sustainable success over the long-term.

To see the complete list and Inc.’s selection methodology, click here.

Investcorp submitted a nomination and paid an application fee to be considered for this list.  Inc. is not a current client of Investcorp and does not have any ongoing business relationship with Investcorp.