PE/VC  Sterling Partners

     Office Locations:

1033 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-480-4000
Fax: 847-480-0199

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  • 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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    Daniel W. Rosenberg Managing Director
    Eric D. Becker Senior Managing Director
    Garrick M. Rice Managing Director
    R. Alan Macksey Managing Director
    R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Senior Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Cerebro Capital



      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Active Day
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      Artromick International
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      Ashworth College
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      Atlantic Premium Brands
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      Centerre Healthcare
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      Cerebro Capital
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      Cognitive Concepts
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      Connections Academy
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      Continental Case
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      Cornerstone Records
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      Desert NDT
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      Educate Online
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      First Choice Emergency Room
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      Foundation Partners Group
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      Foundations Recovery Network
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      GEM Mobile Treatment Services
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      Laureate Education
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      Liberty Propane
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      Livingston International
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      Optimer Brands
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      Pacific Interpreters
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      Paradigm Management Services
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      Progressus Therapy
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      Prospect Mortgage
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      Remedi SeniorCare
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      Rittenhouse Senior Living
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      School of Rock

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      Select Comfort
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      The Becker Group
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      The InfiLaw System
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      The Leman International School
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      The SAVO Group
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      Tribeca Flashpoint
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