BluWave recently announced the 2023 Top Private Equity Innovators. View the full list.

The 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Awards recipients were selected through a rigorous assessment in consultation with leading limited partners, investment bankers, and other thought leaders in the private equity ecosystem. BluWave partners with more than 500 leading private equity firms and has a one-of-a-kind perspective that enables it to uniquely understand best practices and innovation in private equity.

The private equity firms considered for this recognition were assessed across the following criteria*:

Proactive due diligence practices

Transformative value creation

Embracement of ESG

Modern private equity firm operations

Below is a list of this year’s Top Private Equity Innovators.

Company HQ City HQ State Hidden
Accel-KKR Menlo Park CA
Access Holdings Baltimore MD
Align Capital Partners Dallas TX
Altamont Capital Partners Palo Alto CA
Aterian Investment Partners New York NY
Avance New York NY
Bain Capital Private Equity Boston MA
Boyne Capital Miami FL
Brighton Park Capital Greenwich CT
Broad Sky Partners New York NY
Clairvest Group Toronto ON
Compass Group Equity Partners Saint Louis MO
Cortec Group New York NY
Council Capital Nashville TN
Cressey & Company Chicago IL
Crest Rock Partners Denver CO
Diversis Capital Los Angeles CA
Encore Consumer Capital San Francisco CA
Five Elms Capital Prairie Village KS
Francisco Partners San Francisco CA
Frontenac Chicago IL
Gemspring Capital Westport CT
Genstar Capital San Francisco CA
Great Hill Partners Boston MA
Great Range Capital Mission Woods KS
GreyLion New York NY
GrowthCurve Capital New York NY
GTCR Chicago IL
HCI Equity Partners Washington DC
Heartwood Partners Norwalk CT
Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Boca Raton FL
Housatonic Partners San Francisco CA
Huron Capital Detroit MI
ICV Partners Miami FL
Incline Equity Partners Pittsburgh PA
Industrial Opportunity Partners Evanston IL
Inverness Graham Wayne PA
Kinzie Capital Partners Chicago IL
Livingbridge Boston MA
LLR Partners Philadelphia PA
Long Ridge Equity Partners New York NY
Lovell Minnick Partners Radnor PA
Main Post Partners San Francisco CA
MiddleGround Capital Lexington KY
MidOcean Partners New York NY
New Harbor Capital Chicago IL
New Mountain Capital New York NY
New State Capital Partners Larchmont NY
Norwest Equity Partners Minneapolis MN
OpenGate Capital Los Angeles CA
Pamlico Capital Charlotte NC
ParkerGale Capital Chicago IL
Periscope Equity Chicago IL
Platform Partners Houston TX
Platte River Equity Denver CO
Prairie Capital Chicago IL
Quad-C Management Charlottesville VA
Resurgens Technology Partners Atlanta GA
Serent Capital Austin TX
Shore Capital Partners Chicago IL
Shoreline Equity Partners Neptune Beach FL
Sixth Street San Francisco CA
Sumeru Equity Partners San Mateo CA
The Halifax Group Washington DC
The Riverside Company Cleveland OH
Trinity Hunt Partners Dallas TX
Trive Capital Dallas TX
Trivest Partners Coral Gables FL
Warburg Pincus New York NY

*BluWave, LP has not received investment capital from and holds no ownership interest in the PE firms evaluated or recognized under the PE Innovator awards program. BluWave received no compensation from any of the PE firms in connection with this awards program. However, BluWave may otherwise provide services to the PE firms and/or portfolio companies, but BluWave confirms that its assessment of the PE firms was independent of any such service arrangements. Top 2% in the PE industry is based on BluWave’s review of the more than 5,000 PE firms in the U.S. and Canada from which 69 PE firms were selected as award recipients.

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