Industry knowledge honed through years of investing.

Our confidence comes from investing only in areas we know and leveraging a quarter century of experience helping management teams through market shifts, technology changes, competitive pressures and rapid globalization. Here are the industries we know best:


Tech-Enabled Services

  • PreK-12 Products, Technology & Services.
  • Higher-Ed Products, Technology & Services.
  • Online Content, Assessment & Software.
  • Information Services, Data & Analytics.
  • Financial Technology & Services.
  • SaaS, Internet & Marketing Service.


Industrial Technology

  • Medical Technology & Products.
  • Specialty Pharmaceuticals.
  • Healthcare Services.
  • Niche, Disruptive Technologies.
  • Specialty Electronics & Sensors.
  • Environmental & Energy Products.

Operational assistance tailored to your needs.

We help our management partners grow, scale and compete by offering in-house expertise in information technology and application development; marketing strategy and sales execution; strategic planning, corporate finance and acquisitions. We also maintain The Leadership Network to help find and recruit great talent for our partner companies.

An investment philosophy that reflects our city.

Chicago is the city of broad shoulders, with a tireless work-ethic, a love for its home teams and a polite and humble way about it. It is a city where collaboration is expected and results are rewarded. No one is looking for credit, just success. We call it home. We partner with management teams who strive to build great companies. We collaborate and focus on what we each do best – you run the company while we help you focus on the horizon, watching your back and staying out of the way. We believe that relationships matter. We like to win alongside great people doing exciting things. And we remember to have fun along the way.