PE/VC  Rock Gate Partners

     Office Locations:

35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-283-0630
Fax: 847-881-0749



  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Founded in 2006, Rock Gate Partners, LLC (RGP) is a merchant banking firm that acquires and makes later stage growth capital investments in lower middle market companies and provides advisory services to selected relationship clients. Rock Gate Partners acquires and invests in companies that have created unique market positions, providing the basis for organic growth while offering a platform for acquisitions. RGP partners with management teams in leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and selectively makes later stage growth capital investments in companies typically generating $10 to $125 million in revenue and $3 - $12 million in sustainable EBITDA with margins in excess of 10%. Control transactions in the $10 - 75 million enterprise value range typically requiring $3 - $25 million in equity capital. RGP is primarily focused on acquiring companies that design, engineer, market and distribute products or provide differentiated services to a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer industry sectors.



      Fund Name



    Get funds under management for this firm including Fund name, Dollar size of fund raise, and Vintage with a National Database subscription.

    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
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Jeffrey S. Burns Senior Associate
    Kenneth L. Ali Founder and Managing Director
    Stephen K. Foutch Principal and Managing Director
    Tracey L. Smith Director


    Portfolio companies include:


    Recent News: