CEO Connection Announces List of 25 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market


CEO Connection® has announced its 2017 list recognizing private equity firms that are most effective for mid-market companies. The Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market list highlights firms that invest in mid-market companies with a vision of strategic partnership, bringing them results-oriented expertise and focus on what is best for the next phase of growth.

"We believe these firms personify the spirit of the mid-market," said CEO Connection CEO Kenneth Beck. "In the true symbiotic nature of the CEO Connection community, honoring them will help all of us promote the mid-market."

Eleven of the 2017 firms also made the list in 2016, the inaugural year. The list was developed in response to membership interest in this area, namely private equity as a source of capital for mid-market growth.

The private equity firms were evaluated on five metrics: Commitment to the Mid-Market, Partnership Effectiveness, Financial Performance, Resources and Social Impact. For the complete list, visit

Comprised of nearly 20,000 publicly and privately held companies, the mid-market represents an integral piece of the U.S. economy, employing more than 30 million people and generating approximately $10 trillion of the $30 trillion of annual gross receipts.

Members of the 2017 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market will be recognized at the annual CEO Connection® Mid-Market Convention held in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Sept. 24-27. This exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders and business experts convening to discuss issues and challenges for mid-market companies. For more information and to register for the convention, visit

The CEO Connection 2017 Mid-Market Convention is made possible by the interactive support of strategic partners, including ABM, Andromeda Simulations International, Carpedia, Chief Executive Officer, Cooley, Invest in Canada, Delta Private Jets, KR Strategy, MasterCard, Minority Business Development Agency, Prime Genesis, RSM, Sibson Consulting, Mastered in Tennessee and Wharton.


CEO Connection is the only membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Our mission is to help mid-market CEOs and their companies succeed. We accomplish this by connecting them to each other; connecting them to people, information and resources to which they would otherwise not have access; and promoting the interests, welfare and perspective of the mid-market.

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