PE  Norwest Mezzanine Partners

     Office Locations:

80 South 8th Street, Suite 3600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-215-1600
Fax: 612-215-1602



  • Middle Market



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP) invests up to $50 million of junior capital to support transactions initiated by private equity sponsors. NMP operates as a standalone investment partnership with an affiliated private equity investment vehicle through Norwest Equity Partners. Wells Fargo & Co. is the fund's major limited partner. Since NMP's inception in 2015, the firm has raised over $2.2 billion through three mezzanine funds. The current fund, NMP III, is a $500 million fund. The firm's investment experience is broad, spanning a wide range of industries, including distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, and consumer products. Transaction types include buyouts, acquisitions, leveraged buildups or consolidations, recapitalizations, and going privates. Investment size ranges from $10-$50 million.

    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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    Carter Balfour Partner
    Darren Herz Treasurer
    Gabe Segal Associate
    Heather Goodwin Director of Marketing
    Jerry Lester VP of Finance & Administration


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Becker Underwood
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      Career Step
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      Coastal QSR Holdings
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      Continental Structural Plastics
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      Diversified Maintenance Systems
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      General Products
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      Hospice Advantage
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      Hospitality Staffing Solutions
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      International Imaging Materials
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      Kuss Filtration
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      Longwood Industries
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      Momentum Group
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      Mori Lee
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      Ohio Transmission Corporation
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      One Call Medical
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      Pentec Health
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      PLZ Aeroscience
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      Portable Facilities Holdings
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      Ryt-Way Industries
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      Savage Sports
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      Southeast QSR Holdings
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      Spyder Active Sports
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      SquareTwo Financial
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      Stanton Carpet Corporation
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      SWS Environmental Services
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      UMA Enterprises
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      Woodcraft Industries
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