PE  Progress Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

6400 S Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 440
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-953-4777
Fax: 303-223-1638

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Founded in 1993, Progress Equity is a private equity investment firm that acquires majority control of well-managed, entrepreneurial, service-based businesses. The partners of Progress Equity invest their own capital, along with other select individuals, including the founders of companies they have previously acquired. The firm seeks companies that generate a minimum annual EBITDA of $2 million in the following industries: Health care service providers, specifically: Home healthcare and behavioral health services (Medicare, Medicaid and private pay); Nutritional solutions (enteral therapy); Specialty pharma; Residential group homes for people with special needs; Specialty foods; Franchisors; and Communications and marketing services. The partners of Progress Equity have an established investment track record that spans over 20 years and 25 transactions with total realized proceeds of over $800 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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    Carolina Hensley Principal
    Michael L. Bailey Founding Partner
    Paul A. Yeoham Founding Partner
    Rita Hoeft Controller
    Stephen N. Sangalis Founding Partner


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