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44 Best & Most Active Minnesota Private Equity Firms

Private Equity Firms play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Minnesota 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 Minnesota Private Equity Firms

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Norwest Equity Partners (NEP)

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

NEP is a leading middle market investment firm focused on partnering with business owners to build companies into industry leaders.


Black River Asset Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

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

Black River Asset Management is a Minnesota-based global investment firm that offers alternative investment opportunities.


ShoreView Industries

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

ShoreView is a private equity firm specializing in middle market companies, recapitalization, growth equity, and management buyouts.


TT Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

TT Capital Partners is an independent merchant bank that focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financial restructuring.


Winslow Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Winslow Capital is a growth equity investment firm grounded in fundamental investing.


NorthStar Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity

NorthStar Capital is a territory, truly commits to deals, and brings maturity and solid, secured capital to every relationship.


Värde Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Värde Partners is a privately held, investment manager specializing in alternative investments.


North Sky Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

At North Sky Capital, their experience spans 12 years and 12 private equity funds. They historically have offered Funds of Funds in the


Pine River Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Pine River Capital Management L.P. is an asset management firm.


Proterra Investment Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Proterra Investment Partners is an alternative investment manager focused on private equity investments.


The Stable

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

The Stable is a commerce agency helping connect brands + consumers across all channels.


Castlelake

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Post-Ipo, Private Equity

Castlelake is a global institutional alternative investment firm focused on deep value, asset rich opportunities in dislocated industries,


Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Goldner Hawn is a private equity investment firm founded on the principles of partnership and collaboration.


St. Paul Venture Capital

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

St. Paul Venture Capital is an American private equity firm that invests in early-stage companies.


Norwest Mezzanine Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

We support private equity sponsors and management teams to help them build successful companies.


Yukon Partners

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Yukon has deep relationships within the private equity community and has completed transactions with over 30 sponsors and multiple


LFE Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

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

LFE Capital is a growth equity firm focused on health and wellness products and services.


Wayzata Investment Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Wayzata Investment Partners is a private equity firm.


Northern Pacific Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Northern Pacific Group operates as a private equity investment firm.


Cherry Tree Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity, Venture

Cherry Tree Investments, Inc. is out of business. It is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in investments in new and


Spell Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt

Spell Capital Partners, LLC is an established manager of private equity and mezzanine capital based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Powerplay Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The founders of Powerplay Capital Management – Charles Gholl, Dave Christian and Mike Ramsey – know something about pressure.Before Gholl


Tonka Bay Equity Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

A private equity firm helping businesses grow and thrive in their communities.


Carlson Private Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Carlson Private Capital Partners is a private investment firm.


Old Willow Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Old Willow Partners is a private equity firm.


Hunter Street

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Debt

Investment Stage: Debt

Hunter Street is a alternative investment management firm.


InvestAmerican Investment Advisors

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture

InvestAmerica is a nationally recognized private equity/venture capital investment management group with over 100 cumulative years of fund


GMB Mezzanine

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

GMB Mezzanine Capital, L.P. (GMB) makes private mezzanine investments in lower middle-market companies throughout the United States. We


Equus Holdings

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Equus Holdings is a private holding company to acquire, invest in and build meaningful businesses in partnership with management.


Healy Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Healy Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm.


Traction Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Traction Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm making investments in early-stage and lower middle-market companies.


Lightspring Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Lightspring Capital Partners is a private investment firm that partners with lower middle-market businesses to create value.


Disciplined Growth Investors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Disciplined Growth Investors is an investment management firm specializing in exploiting investment opportunities.


NorthPort Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

NorthPort Investments is a Minnesota-based private equity firm that offers later stage investment services.


The Rahn Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

The Rahn Group, LLC is a privately held investment firm.


Validus Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Validus has been investing with internationally leading investment firms since 1997.


EverStream Energy Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

EverStream Energy Capital Management is a global asset management firm that invests in energy infrastructure.


Monitor Finance

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Monitor Finance is a real estate investment firm that acquires multi-family units.


Moir Park Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Moir Park Capital is an asset management company that deploys capital into specialized investment strategies in real estate assets.


Stratford-Cambridge Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Stratford-Cambridge Group is a boutique buy-out and private investment firm focusing on industrial lower middle-market.


ACKERBERG

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Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Ackerberg is a privately held organization of real estate related development, investment, and management activities.


WGC Enterprises

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Venture

WGC Enterprises Inc. is a principal investment firm.


Tricouni Enterprises

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Tricouni Enterprises is an investment firm focused on building a portfolio of growth oriented and privately held companies.


Centre for Innovation

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Centre for Innovation, a growth platform of Leiden University, assists initiatives relevant to the society by offering learning experiences.

Written by Mark Kendall

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