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101 Best & Most Active Houston Private Equity Firms

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Private Equity Firms play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Houston Private Equity Firms. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Houston Private Equity Firms

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Main Street Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Non Equity Assistance, Private Equity

Main Street Capital is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and private equity capital to lower middle market companies.


CRG

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

CRG is a market pioneer and innovator in healthcare investing that focuses on intellectual property investments in biopharmaceutical assets.


Quantum Energy Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Quantum Energy Partners is a provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry which, together with its affiliates.


EnCap Investments

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

EnCap provides venture capital opportunities to independent gas and oil companies.


Rock Hill Capital Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Rock Hill Capital Group invests and helps in developing objectives, goals, and growth opportunities in SME businesses.


EIV Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

EIV Capital is a private equity group formed in 2009 to make investments in the energy industry.


Montrose Lane (fka Cottonwood Venture Partners)

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Montrose Lane is an investment firm partnering with technology companies that make energy affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly.


Bull & Bear

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Investor Type: Hedge Fund, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Bull & Bear is a diversified global macro fund that provides strong risk-adjusted returns in a variety of market environments.


SCF Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Founded in 1989, SCF Partners is headquartered in Houston, Texas with investments administered through Calgary and Aberdeen.


CSL Capital Management

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

CSL Capital Management, LLC (“CSL Capital” or the “Firm”) is an SEC registered private equity firm focused on small to mid-sized energy


Valedor Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Valedor Partners provides curated private investment opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis to investors.


The CapStreet Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

The CapStreet Group, a private equity firm, funds businesses that were previously owned by entrepreneurs or non-institutional investors.


Energy & Minerals Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

The Texas-based private-equity firm


Ara Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Ara Partners is an oppertunistic private equity investment platform.


Crosstimbers Capital Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Crosstimbers Capital Group offers direct investments in entrepreneur-owned companies and private investment opportunities.


The Sterling Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

The Sterling Group was founded in 1982 by Frank Hevrdejs and the late Gordon Cain.


Millennial Energy Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Millennial Energy Partners is an oil and gas investment firm that acquires and develops high-quality non-operated oil and gas assets.


Stewart Title

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Stewart Title is a global real estate services company.


Post Oak Energy Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Post Oak Energy Capital, LP is a private equity firm specializing in mid-market acquisitions, growth capital, mature, mezzanine,


Carnelian Energy Capital Management

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Carnelian Energy Capital is a energy private equity firm.


Pelican Energy Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Pelican Energy Partners is a highly specialized private equity fund.


Genesis Park

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Genesis Park is a private equity firm focusing on buyouts, partnering strategies with public corporations, and growth financing.


Yellowstone Capital Partners, LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Yellowstone Capital is a Houston-based private equity firm that offers acquisition and investment services.


Clovis Point Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Clovis Point Capital seeks to invest in the lower end of growth equity investments.


Sunland Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Sunland Capital is a privately-owned holding company that offers investment strategy services.


Platform Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Platform Partners is a private investment company based in Houston, Texas.


White Deer Energy

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

White Deer Energy specializes in ventures in middle market energy companies.


Equus Total Return,Inc.

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Equus Total Return (the Fund) is a closed-end management investment company.


Griffin Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Griffin Partners operates as a commercial real estate development, management, and leasing company.


Nitya Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Nitya Capital is a real estate investment firm that focuses on the acquisition of opportunistic and value-add multifamily properties.


Valhil Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Valhil Capital is a private equity investment firm.


GEC

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

GEC provides growth capital to innovative energy technology companies


BlackGold Capital Management

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

BlackGold Capital Management LP is an alternative investment firm focused on credit investments in the energy industry.


Stellus Capital Management

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Stellus Capital Management is a middle market investment firm.


Milton Street Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Milton Street Capital is a private equity firm focused on industrial,manufacturing,distribution and service companies.


BroadVail Capital Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

BroadVail Capital Partners is a private equity and advisory firm that focuses on commercial real estate (“CRE”) sector.


Salient Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Salient offers a suite of strategies focused on energy infrastructure investments, real estate, and tactical alternatives.


Jones Capital

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Investor Type: Family Investment Office, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Control equity and strategic minority equity investments in lower middle market businesses


Tacit Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Tacit Capital is a Private Equity firm focused on investing across multiple asset classes and opportunities.


Juniper Capital Advisors

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Provides private equity capital to middle-market oil and gas companies.


Crest Capital Ventures

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Providing early to late-stage funding for software and related technology companies.


Sparksuite

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Launches, acquires, and grows a family of innovative software companies and meaningful open source projects.


Talara Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

The Houston- and New York-based investment firm focused on private-equity for the energy sector.


Collaboration Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Collaboration Capital is an independent wealth advisory practice


Turnbridge Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Turnbridge Capital, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts


GDF SUEZ Energy North America

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Part of the global energy group GDF SUEZ, we manage a range of energy businesses in North America, including: – Natural gas and liquefied


Savoy Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Savoy Capital is a private investment firm that invests as principal on behalf of affiliated entities and private investors.


Sweat Equity Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

Sweat Equity Partners is an entrepreneur-led family of companies.


Augmenta

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Augmenta invests in early stage betson.casino in companies with unique products and great growth potential.


Small Ventures USA

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Small Ventures USA is a Texas-based private equity firm provides operational and financial-trading capabilities to its investment portfolio.


Junction Energy Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Junction Energy Capital invests in midstream and downstream energy assets, with a primary focus on control-oriented investments.


Atreides Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Atreides Capital is an investment firm.


Cadent Energy Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Cadent Energy Partners is a private equity firm that invests in small to medium-sized companies in the energy industry.


MarketSpace Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

MarketSpace Capital is a private equity real estate investment firm sourcing value-add commercial real estate investments for its partners.


Allied Industrial Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Allied Industrial Partners LLC (“AIP”) is a lower-middle market private equity firm


Quintana Capital Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Quintana Capital Group, L.P. to make control-oriented equity investments across the oil and natural gas, coal and power industries.


SigmaBleyzer

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

SigmaBleyzer is a private equity firm with an investment and operating history since 1994. With offices in Texas and throughout Eastern


Cockrell Interests

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Cockrell Interests Inc. is a principal investment firm based in Houston, Texas.


Starlight Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Starlight Capital, Inc. is a strategic finance consulting firm founded in 1999 that provides a range of corporate advisory services.


Center Coast Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Fund Of Funds, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Center Coast Capital, an energy infrastructure-focused investment firm.


Freestone Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Freestone Partners operates as a private equity firm focusing on companies with $10 to 50 million in annual revenue.


EES Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

EES Ventures is a venture capital firm


Civicap Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Civicap Partners is a private investment firm that acquires and develops low-income and middle-market rental housing.


Falcon Seaboard Resources

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

An early adapter of identifying and acting on new market opportunities.


SMH Private Equity Group

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

SMH Private Equity Group, a Texas-based private equity firm, invests in early stage companies and provides investment management services.


Access Private Equity

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

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NGP Capital Resources Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company.


Longmont Capital, Ltd

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Seed

Seed Fund for Healthcare start ups


CAZ Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

CAZ was founded in 2001 with the backing of some of the most respected and successful families in the state of Texas.


Rivington Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Rivington Capital Partners is a company that provides investment services.


TPH Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

An integrated energy investment and merchant bank.


Mountain Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Mountain Capital Management LLC is a registered investment adviser .


OFS Energy Fund

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

OFS Energy Fund is a private equity fund focused exclusively on acquiring and growing lower middle market energy service companies.


Black Creek Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Black Creek Capital Partnersis a privately-owned investment company with a focus in alternative asset investing.


Tulcan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Tulcan has established a successful track record investing in operating companies.


Voss Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Voss Capital is a financial and investment firm that provides private equity.


Falcata Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Falcata Capital is a private equity firm investing in software and technology-enabled services across a wide array of industries.


T3 Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

T3 Capital is an investment firm that specializes in real estate investments with a focus on hotels, office buildings, and multifamily.


Rockspring Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Rockspring Capital is a real estate investment firm engaged in bringing lasting value and results to its investors.


VERT Investment Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

VERT Investment Group is a business that invests in renewable energy businesses within Europe, America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region.


Pinto America Growth Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

PAGF invests and serves US Hispanic consumers and works to build them into regional and national businesses.


TriArc Real Estate Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

TriArc Real Estate Partners is an investment management firm that acquires multifamily real estate assets with untapped value.


Cibolo Energy Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

An energy focused, private equity firm providing growth-oriented credit solutions to middle market upstream and midstream companies.


Bayou City Energy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

A Houston, TX-based private equity firm .


Ridgefield Energy Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Ridgefield Energy is a non-operating oil and gas investment group backed by a Houston area private equity firm.


Appian Way Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Appian Way Capital Partners is a private capital firm that specializes in $1-$5 million investments in companies nationwide.


Parkside Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Parkside Capital provides private equity funds dedicated exclusively to land investments.


Alara Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Alara Ventures is a real estate investment firm that specializes in multifamily investment opportunities.


Crane Nelson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Private equity firm


Southern Funds Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

The Southern Funds Group, LLC (SFG) is an alternative asset management firm, focused on the Southern region of the U.S.


Mountview Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Boutique family office focused on vertical niche software companies.


Beckwith & Quinn

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Family Investment Office, Micro VC, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Seed

We draw on a deep pool of resources to advise our clients and invest on our own account.


Parkview Capital Credit

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity

Parkview Capital Credit is an externally-managed, non-diversified, closed-end investment management company.


Ascent Equity Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Ascent Equity Group is a private investment firm that invests in the energy services and information technology sectors.


APC Holdings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

APC Holdings is a minority-owned private investment firm with exceptional relationships and advocates across the Fortune 500.


Race Rock Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Race Rock Group is a private investment firm focused on making control, growth-oriented investments.


Eschelon Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Eschelon Advisors offers energy and private equity investment and advisory services.


Connor Investment Real Estate

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Connor Investment Real Estate is a private equity real estate firm that focuses on risk-mitigated investment.


Corinthian Real Estate

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Corinthian Real Estate is a privately held real estate investment, development, and management company.


KM Realty

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

KM Realty is an independently owned, full-service commercial real estate firm acquiring, developing, leasing, and managing shopping centers.


Geoffrey Caruso GC Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

GC Capital is a San Francisco-based private investment firm focused exclusively on acquisitions

Written by Mark Kendall

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