PE  Carousel Capital

     Office Locations:

201 North Tryon Street, Suite 2450
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-372-2040
Fax: 704-372-1040



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1996, Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that invests in Southeastern based companies. Having raised over $1.2 billion in committed capital through five private investment funds, Carousel is one of the largest private equity firms in the Southeastern U.S. Typical transactions include Leveraged buyouts, Recapitalizations, and Growth capital investments. Carousel prefers companies headquartered (or with significant operations) in the Southeast, leadership position in a defined market segment, up to $150 million in initial transaction value, and more than $3 million of operating cash flow. Industries considered include business services; consumer products and services; and healthcare services.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adam Elmore Principal
    Alan C. Welch, Jr. Principal
    Charles S. Grigg Managing Partner
    Jason C. Schmidly Managing Partner
    Nelson Schwab III Senior Advisor


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