The Riverside Company

45 Rockefeller Center 630 Fifth Avenue Suite 400,
New York, New York 10111
United States,
(212) 265-6575

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm that seeks investments in smaller middle market companies valued under $400 million. Riverside looks to invest in growth businesses headquartered in North America, Europe, and Asia (primarily Japan and South Korea), that have been in operation for at least five years. Riverside targets investments in a wide array of industries including distribution, automotive, healthcare, education, manufacturing, software, consumer services, plastics, publishing, food, communications, marine, and business services. Riverside was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City. The Firm has additional offices across the US, Europe, and Asia.

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In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 22 others.

The Riverside Company’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (9%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (21%). In total, The Riverside Company has invested in 34 US states and 28 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired American Stock Transfer & Trust for $1.0B.

In the last 3 years, The Riverside Company has exited 31 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). The Riverside Company’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Tate’s Bake Shop for $500M.

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