FI  VantEdge Partners

     Office Locations:

9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 800
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: 913-286-5500



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Based in metropolitan Kansas City, VantEdge Partners is a private investment group focused on building partnerships that grow excellent companies. The firm's founders are former private equity executives who invest their own capital. VantEdge invests in platform companies in a variety of sectors including: Industrial, Services, Distribution, Restaurants, Technology, Consumer, and Sports & Entertainment. The firm's initial equity investments range from $20-$75 million or involve a strategy to deploy that investment as the company grows. Firm Co-Founder, Paul Edgerley, previously served as a Managing Director at Bain Capital from 1990 until his retirement in January 2016. Terry Matlack, the second Co-Founder, is also a board member and managing director of Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment company he co-founded with partners in 2002. Tortoise Capital manages four NYSE-listed closed-end funds, open-end funds, private funds and separate accounts for institutional and individual investors primarily focused on the energy sector. Edgerly serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics since 2002 and the Kansas City Royals. The team brings 60+ years of transaction experience and 55 investments exceeding $25 billion in market capital.

    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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    Jeff DeVolder Managing Director
    Paul Billington CFO
    Paul Edgerley Co-founder and Managing Director
    Ralph Heist Director
    Rebecca Smid Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Allstar Construction

      Blue Water Industries

      Bluemont Group

      Enjet Aero

      FTE Automotive

      Kansas City Royals

      Kissner Milling

      Luihn VantEdge Partners

      PV Brewing Partners

      Steel Dynamics

      TI Automotive

      VantEdge Auto T5


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