FI  Hillcrest Holdings

     Office Locations:

201 1st St SE, Suite 400
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Hillcrest Holdings is a Midwest based, family-owned holding company, that invests in middle market businesses in the United States. The firm's businesses operate in the transportation, insurance, and real estate industries, with consolidated annual revenues in excess of $1.4 billion. The firm typically looks for enterprise value between $25m and $150m. Hillcrest Holdings was formed in 2012 to diversify and grow the family-owned business in new directions, through direct equity investments outside of the transportation industry. The firm was formed with funds from CRST International, which has evolved from a trucking firm to one of the nations leading providers of transportation solutions.

    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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    Ian Smith Vice President
    John Smith Chairman and President
    Jonathan Howgate Vice President


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