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Summit Park Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

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Summit Park is pleased to announce it has been named to Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors list for the second consecutive year. The annual recognition honors private equity, venture capital, and debt firms with the best track record of success backing entrepreneurs and helping founder-led businesses grow.

Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list has become a guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake. The final list recognizes firms that remain actively involved with businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.

Since its founding in 2006, Summit Park has completed over 40 total investments totaling over $2.0 billion in total enterprise value. Summit Park believes a successful investment is the result of strong leadership and collaboration, and the firm prides itself on being a knowledgeable and engaged partner for founders looking to invest in their business to achieve accelerated growth. Since its founding in 2006, the Firm has been solely focused on the lower middle market and has partnered directly with founders in the majority of its investments.

Representative Investments in Partnership with Founders:

To read more about Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors and view the full list of firms that were recognized, please visit To compile the list, Inc. contacted the entrepreneurs who have sold their businesses to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders shared their experiences on partnering with nominee firms as well as data on how the companies have grown during these partnerships.

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