Progress Equity Partners, LLC is a private investment firm that acquires majority control of operating companies typically from founder entrepreneurs. We are particularly successful in providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain liquidity while partnering with us to transition their business for future growth.

We invest in a wide variety of industries and our investments often share the following characteristics:

  • Business models that are scalable and sustainable
  • Businesses that generate high returns on capital; few fixed assets and/or low capital expenditure requirements for growth
  • Companies in the lower middle market with an established history of profitability generating minimum annual EBITDA of $2 million

In addition to our focus on majority recapitalizations of founder-owned businesses, we invest in management buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and full sale transactions. We invest in businesses located throughout the United States.

Our partners have been working and investing in the private equity market for over 25 years. We invest our own capital alongside a select group of high-net-worth individuals. Our flexible structure allows us to hold for the long-term and collaboratively exit investments in partnership with management.

Our Team

The principals of Progress Equity Partners have a combination of meaningful operating, financial and transactional experience. The partners started working together on deals in the 1990s and formed PEP in 2006. We deliver senior attention with each partner investing personal capital in every investment. This commitment differentiates us from other institutional private equity funds and has generated superior investment returns over time.


The partners of Progress Equity have an established investment track record that spans over 25 years and 30 platform transactions with total realized proceeds of over $800 million. Our current portfolio includes: