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.
Evolution Capital Partners:
A Private Equity Firm for Small Businesses
At Evolution, three key factors distinguish us from other private-equity firms.
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.”
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.
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.