PE/VC  Sterling Partners

     Office Locations:

401 N, Michigan Ave, Ste 3300
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-465-7000
Fax: 312-465-7001



  • Expansion
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Education & Training
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Founded 1983, Sterling Partners is a private equity firm founded by entrepreneurs. With nearly $4 billion of capital under management, the firm's investment strategy is to invest up to $175 million of equity in each company with which it partners. Sterling's funds are divided among two investment groups: SCP Funds, which acquire controlling interests in operating companies with enterprise values from $25 million to over $150 million; and SVP Funds, which make investments in companies seeking expansion stage and growth capital. For SVP Funds, the team initially deploys between $5 million to $25 million of equity in each portfolio investment, typically assuming a non-controlling interest. The firm's industries of focus include education, healthcare, business services, direct marketing, specialty manufacturing and distribution, and technology.



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    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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    Avi Epstein Managing Director
    Eric D. Becker Co-Founder
    Jason Rosenberg Managing Director
    Jeff Elburn Managing Director
    Kiley Taslitz Anderson Co-Founder and Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Cerebro Capital
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