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Rotunda Capital Partners Named for Fourth Consecutive Year in Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

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Rotunda Capital Partners ("Rotunda"), an operationally focused, lower middle-market private equity investment firm, has, once again, earned a place on Inc.’s recently announced Founder-Friendly Investors list. The list honors 218 private equity, venture capital and debt firms that entrepreneurs collaborate with and trust as they receive the financial support they need to drive growth. This recognition highlights Rotunda’s commitment to fostering the growth and success of family/founder-owned businesses.

Rotunda partners with family/founder-owned companies seeking assistance to grow or evolve their business. Before closure of any deal, thorough consideration is given to ensure a cultural fit, alignment of goals and a collaborative partnership. Together, Rotunda works with its portfolio companies to transform them into growth-oriented platforms powered by data and analytics.

“We are excited to once again be recognized by Inc. magazine. Since our founding, Rotunda has only focused on investing in family-founder led companies. We believe our unique model of bringing significant value creation resources to lower middle market companies allows us to transform these companies into data-driven, growth platforms,” said John Fruehwirth, managing partner of Rotunda.

“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with the nominated firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

To see the complete list of 2023 Inc. Founder-Friendly award recipients, go to:

About Rotunda Capital Partners

Rotunda Capital Partners is an operationally oriented private equity firm focused on transforming family-founder owned companies into dynamic, data-driven platforms able to achieve and manage significant growth. Since its founding in 2009, Rotunda has partnered with management teams to build great businesses within three primary sectors: value-added distribution, asset-light logistics and industrial, business & residential services. Rotunda strives to achieve replicable results by implementing its Rotunda Performance System to create strategic alignment, develop lean processes and create robust, data-driven infrastructures. For more information, visit

About Inc.

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

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Any subjective views or opinions expressed herein should not be construed as absolute statements and are subject to change without notice to you. No representation, express or implied, is given regarding the accuracy of the information contained herein. Any forward-looking statements included herein are based on Rotunda Capital Partners' current opinions, assumptions, expectations, beliefs, intentions, regarding future events, are subject to risks and uncertainties, and are provided for informational purposes only.

Rotunda Capital Partners submitted an application and paid an application fee to be considered for this list, which was issued on October 31st, 2023. This list is based on an analysis of information gathered by Inc. Magazine using its own methodologies and criteria and involves discussions with exited portfolio company executives. The analysis relies in part on certain subjective determinations and is subject to inherent limitations.

Contact Details

Rotunda Capital Partners

Margaux G Valle

+1 240-499-3362

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