PE  Riverside Company

     Office Locations:

1452 3rd. Street Promenade, Suite 305
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-499-5080
Fax: 310-499-5090

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Founded 1988, Riverside is one of the leading private equity firms investing in companies at the smaller end of the middle market, focusing on industry-leading companies valued under $400 million. The firm has more than $3 billion in capital under management and over 180 professionals in offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Madrid, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Prague, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Warsaw. Riverside considers acquisitions of companies with diversified customer bases (without undue concentrations), headquartered in North America, and in operation for at least five years. Since inception, Riverside has completed more than 400 transactions. The Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund (RCAF) traces its lineage to 1988. It invests in North American-based platform companies with EBITDA of $10 million to $30 million. Riverside Europe Fund (REF) began making investments in 1997. This investment fund family invests in leading companies from Portugal to Scandinavia with EBITDA of between 3 million euro and 20 million euro. Riverside Micro-Cap Fund (RMCF) made its first investment in 2005. This investment fund family seeks fast-growing North American 'micro' companies with less than $30 million in EBITDA. Riverside Asia-Pacific Fund (RAF) was launched in 2007. This investment fund family targets the developed economies of the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on companies with less than $15 million in EBITDA.

    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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    Andrew W. Strauss Portfolio Partner
    Anna Kelleher Associate Director
    Anne F. Hayes Partner
    Bela Schwartz CFO
    Bela Szigethy Co-CEO


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