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Who we are
Riverside is the world’s only global private equity firm focusing exclusively on the smaller end of the middle market. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has delivered consistently superior returns thanks to an unwavering commitment to finding and growing premier smaller companies. Riverside uses a buy-and-build strategy that leverages the firm’s unique and deep sourcing, operational and transacting resources. Riverside is also an industry leader. Co-CEO Stewart Kohl gave the keynote address at the 2011 AVCAL annual conference. Amidst increased scrutiny of the industry, both Mr. Kohl and Co-CEO Béla Szigethy have appeared on television and penned guest articles promoting the industry. Riverside also was deeply involved in efforts to bolster the industry by the Association for Corporate Growth, Small Business Investor Alliance, and Private Equity Growth Capital Council.
The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to $200 million (€200 million in Europe). The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 340 transactions with a total enterprise value of approximately $7.3 billion. The firm’s portfolio in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region includes more than 75 companies with roughly 14,000 employees. Riverside completes acquisitions smoothly thanks to $5.1 billion in assets under management, more than 200 professionals in 18 offices, and longstanding relationships with partner lenders.
Riverside’s Asia Pacific practice includes offices in Melbourne, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, and focuses on investing in the region’s leading little leaders.
Author: Yasser El-Ansary, Chief Executive Officer, AVCAL