Evolution Capital Partners:
A Private Equity Firm for Small Businesses

Established in 2005, Evolution Capital Partners is a small-business private equity firm dedicated to supporting founders seeking to transform their entrepreneurial businesses into professionally managed organizations. Our team of investors, partners and employees focuses on identifying and underwriting investment opportunities with high-growth potential. As a control investor, Evolution supports its founder partners by providing capital and applying its Evolution Pro professionalization strategy, which addresses the unique challenges experienced by small businesses and accelerates their growth.

Key Differentiators

At Evolution, three key factors distinguish us from other private-equity firms.

Investment Criteria

We invest capital in micro-market companies that are founder focused and generate at least $1,000,000 of EBITDA.

Accomplished Veterans

Our team of investors, partners and advisors leverages its shared experiences and specialized skill sets to profitably nurture your business.

Evolution Pro

Our proven methodology provides a strong foundation of best practices for measurable, sustainable growth.

Evolution Capital Partners

We Invest in Your Growth

Testimonials From Our Partner Companies

Glenn FontaineCEO, Budco Financial

The great thing about Evolution Capital Partners is that they truly want to help small-business owners. It’s more than just an investment, they are genuinely looking to be a positive resource and take our business to the next level.

Bob AlbanoCEO, Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

The team at Evolution Capital Partners saw the potential in our business. With their help we have been able to add more locations and product offerings while improving operations and profitability.

Marcus J. MollmannCEO, Corvena

Small-business owners that are looking for a strategic partner should look to Evolution Capital Partners. They are not only knowledgeable, but they are willing to pull up their sleeves and work on the heart of the business.

Carol SappCEO, DiningRD

After a year of working with the Evolution team, I can say that it truly is a partnership. We’ve seen a renewed energy and commitment among the DiningRD management team, and I am so thankful for the Evolution team’s contributions.

Mike VeaCEO, Lewellyn Technology

With the help of the team, Lewellyn implemented Evolution’s proven process for professionalizing small businesses. The resulting scalability of our business was substantial. When we sold three years later, we were able to achieve a 36% IRR.

Paul RegaliaPresident, Cascade Healthcare Services

The professionalization process promoted by Evolution Capital Partners has helped us strategically position our business to best serve our clients, employees and investors. Since implementation, we have grown revenue at existing training centers by more than 25%.

Rick SmithCEO, Axiom Sales Force Development

Implementing and adhering to Evolution’s process simply makes great business sense. At Axiom, it has been core to establishing stability, building momentum and fueling our future growth within our expanding client base as well as in acquiring net new clients.

About Accurate Group | Evolution Capital Partners

Regulatory Changes Provide Opportunity for Growth

The Accurate Group wanted to transition from a title insurance agency into a real estate transactional services company. If successful, this could expand product offerings to fulfill customers’ needs and expand the company’s reach. Working with Evolution Capital Partners, the Accurate Group hoped to develop its proprietary technology platform, create products and expand geographically.

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Capitalizing on Market Trends in a Changing Industry

With significant turmoil in the mortgage banking industry and American Eagle Mortgage’s (AEM) focus on purchase vs. refinance for first time home buyers, there was tremendous opportunity in the marketplace for both organic and geographic growth. Working with Evolution Capital Partners, AEM hoped to expand nationally, grow profits and increase headcount.

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Key Insights for
Small-Business Growth

May 24, 2024

Chad Walter Joins DiningRD as Chief Financial Officer

April 11, 2024 in News

Evolution Invests in IPCS, Changes Name to DataFit

HUDSON, Ohio, April 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution Capital Partners LLC ("Evolution") announced a new strategic growth investment in Industrial Physical Capability Services, Inc. (IPCS). Evolution invested in the Hudson,…
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March 22, 2024 in News

Evolution Capital Partners’ DiningRD Acquires Kind Dining

DiningRD, provider of post-acute and senior care consulting dietitian services and foodservice software has completed the acquisition of Kind Dining, a program of Higher Standards. Kind Dining offers hospitality training…
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November 30, 2023 in News

Evolution Capital Partners’ company Cap City Dental Lab has been growing!

We are excited to announce the October 31 acquisition of Wolf Dental Studio, Cap City’s third add-on investment. With 40+ years of industry experience in the Midwest, Wolf Dental Studio…
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November 9, 2023 in Featured Articles

Evolution Capital Partners Acquires IPCS and Launches DataFit: Pioneering the Future of Workforce Health and Safety

Evolution Capital Partners invests in new platform Evolution Capital Partners is pleased to announce its control investment in DataFit, LLC, the nation’s leader in data-driven muscular strength assessments for employers. …
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