Ampersand Capital Partners Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors
Annual roundup highlights the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs
Wellesley, MA, November 6th, 2023 -- For the second consecutive year, Ampersand Capital Partners was named to Inc.'s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors list, which honors the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records partnering with entrepreneurs. The list honors investment firms that remain actively involved with the businesses in which they invest and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support.
"Partnering closely with founders and entrepreneurs to help realize their vision is core to our values. To be recognized, yet again, as one of Inc.’s most founder-friendly investors is a testament to our commitment to growing innovative and successful healthcare companies," said Herb Hooper, Managing Partner at Ampersand Capital Partners.
To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders completed a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity, venture capital, and debt firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.
Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.
About Ampersand Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Ampersand is a middle market private equity firm with $3 billion of assets under management dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector. With offices in Boston, MA and Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ampersand leverages a unique blend of private equity and operating experience to build value and drive long-term performance alongside its portfolio company management teams. Ampersand has helped build numerous market-leading companies across each of the firm's core healthcare sectors. For additional information, visit ampersandcapital.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit inc.com.