FTV Capital Named to Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors List for Second Consecutive Year
NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO, October 10, 2022 – FTV Capital, a prominent growth equity investment firm, today announced its inclusion for the second consecutive year on Inc.’s annual Founder-Friendly Investors list honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs. The recognition comes on the heels of several milestones for the firm, including the close of its largest fund at $2.3 billion in March 2022 and continued strong momentum over the last 12 months with $1.1 billion in liquidity events and over $900 million deployed.
Inc.’s 2022 list features firms with a strong track record of successfully backing founders and providing the investment and management support they need to help accelerate growth. All firms recognized have demonstrated active involvement in the businesses they invest in.
“Fully investing in an entrepreneur, and their innovative vision, involves far more than the financial investment. By developing relationships with and supporting entrepreneurs for the long-term, these private equity firms are more than investors, they’re partners,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
Since FTV’s founding nearly 25 years ago, the firm has raised $6.2 billion in capital to invest in over 130 innovative, high-growth companies, while cultivating a highly focused portfolio and taking a customized and collaborative approach to driving success and growth for its portfolio companies.
“At FTV we take great pride in building a relationship with every founder and understanding their unique business opportunity long before we invest so that we can help them maximize their success while minimizing their risks,” said Brad Bernstein, managing partner at FTV Capital. “Once we invest, we go all-in on supporting management teams and accelerating their growth prospects by proactively leveraging our robust value creation platform, which comprises active board leadership, ongoing engagement with our Global Partner Network and the proven operating resources of FTV Propel.”
In the last year, FTV invested in nine exciting companies across its core sectors: financial services, payments and transaction processing, and enterprise technology and services. New investments include DataArt, LogicSource, Patra, Plate IQ, SingleOps, Solid, True Potential and Zoovu.
FTV’s unique model is rooted in generating value for portfolio companies beyond its investment mandate. The firm’s Global Partner Network®, comprised of over 500 executives from more than 150 of the world’s leading financial services institutions and Fortune 500 enterprises, provides critical market intelligence and commercial opportunities to FTV portfolio companies. Through this carefully curated network, FTV facilitates more than 400 commercial and strategic introductions annually and has helped drive over 500 commercial contracts to date. At its recent Annual Partner Conference, FTV coordinated over 220 meetings between FTV portfolio companies and members of its Global Partner Network. Furthermore, FTV PropelSM, the firm’s dedicated team of operational specialists spanning talent, business development, sales, go-to-market, marketing and technology, is solely focused on delivering strategic value and operational guidance to FTV portfolio companies to catalyze their growth.
Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list quickly established itself as a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake. To compile the list, Inc. asked founders to fill out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity and venture capital firms and share data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2022
About FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a sector-focused growth equity investment firm that has raised $6.2 billion to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise technology and services, financial services, and payments and transaction processing. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in each of these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network®, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for two decades. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has invested in over 130 portfolio companies, including Docupace, EBANX, Lean Solutions Group, LoanPro, LogicSource, Luma Health, ReliaQuest, Sysnet and Vagaro, and successfully exited/partially exited companies including Enfusion (NYSE: ENFN), Globant (NYSE: GLOB), InvestCloud (recapitalized), MedSynergies (acquired by Optum), RapidRatings (recapitalized), Strata Fund Solutions (acquired by Alter Domus), VPay (acquired by Optum) and WorldFirst (acquired by Ant Financial). FTV has offices in San Francisco, New York and Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.ftvcapital.com and follow the firm on LinkedIn.
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Prosek Partners on behalf of FTV Capital