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68 Best & Most Active North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina Private Equity Firms

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Pamlico Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Pamlico Capital seeks equity and buyout investments in businesses.


Sovereign’s Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Sovereign’s Capital provides growth capital for consumer SaaS, B2B tech, healthcare IT, and med devices.


Frontier Growth

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Frontier Growth is a growth equity firm focused on software and technology-enabled business services companies.


Five Points Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Five Points Capital is a leading private equity manager, exclusively focused on the U.S. lower middle market.


Falfurrias Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market


Union Grove Venture Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Venture team of Morgan Creek Capital investing in top-tier venture funds and strives to be value-added limited partners in true partnership.


Barings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Barings is a global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs.


Ridgemont Equity Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity firm specializing in middle-market buyout and growth equity investments.


TrueBridge Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

TrueBridge Capital Partners is an alternative asset management firm focused on investments in technology-driven companies.


Summit Park

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Summit Park is a private investment firm focused on the lower middle market.


Prometheus Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Prometheus Platform is a suite of integrated solutions deployed on mobile/desktop that natively extend and enhance your EAM, ERP, or CMMS.


Blue Point Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Blue Point Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests in growing lower middle-market companies.


Colville Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Colville capital is a private investment partnership dedicated to building private companies in the lower middle market.


Capitala Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Capitala Group provides capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies.


Liberation Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Liberation Capital is a Global Private Equity Fund specializing in Project Finance for small renewable energy, water and waste water


Carousel Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that focuses on investing in companies located in the Southeastern United States.


Paradox Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt

Paradox Capital, a social impact venture fund which is focused on for-profit social good companies.


Simcah Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Simcah invests in both public and private securities.


Brightwood Capital Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity

Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC provides debt and equity capital solutions to US based companies with EBITDA of $5 million to $75 million.


Global Endowment Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

GEM actively manages client assets in the style of leading endowments and foundations.


Cherokee Investment Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

CHEROKEE is an investment company that invests in both private equity and venture capital investment firms.


Hawthorne Residential Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Hawthorne Residential Partners is a privately held property management firm that provides services in the apartment industry.


HCG Funds

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

HCG Funds is an alternative asset management firm launching and managing investment partnerships.


Axum Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Axum is a private equity firm focused on making strategic equity investments in middle market operating companies across North America.


LYNK Capital, LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

LYNK Capital is a fast-growing private lender offering residential renovation, construction, and rental loans


Red Stone Equity Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Tax-Credit Equity Fund & Asset Management


Blue Hill Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Blue Hill Group is a private equity investment firm that seeks to invest in technology companies.


Hargett Hunter Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Hargett Hunter Capital Partners is a unique private-market investment firm.


Salem Investment Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Salem Investment Partners specializes in debt and equity investments in privately-held, middle market businesses.


Smash.vc

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Investing in Bootstrapped Small Businesses


TAGStone Capital, Inc.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Angel Group, Family Investment Office, Private Equity Firm, Secondary Purchaser, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Investment advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC.


Copeley Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Copeley Capital Management is a private equity firm.


Stone Arch Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Stone Arch Capital, LLC is a private equity fund based in Minneapolis, MN.


Piedmont Investment Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Piedmont Investment Advisors is an institutional money management firm specializing in equity and fixed income management.


Carrboro Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Carrboro Capital is a private equity fund investing in high growth, lower middle market companies.


Cadrillion Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Cadrillion Capital is a private investment firm that offers financial services.


Harbor Island Equity Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Harbor Island Equity Partners, LLC is an investment partnership affiliated with Harbor Island Partners, LLC a private equity investment


Lookout Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Lookout Capital invests in and works with up-and-coming growth companies and successful small businesses.


Dogwood Equity

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Dogwood Equity provides equity investments in control buyouts and in closely-held companies located in the Southeastern United States.


Bootstrap Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Bootstrap Advisors is a hands-on advisory and venture firm focusing on innovative consumer products.


Harbright Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Harbright Ventures is a private equity firm that accelerates early-stage and growth opportunities with capital and mentorship.


FMI Investment Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

FMI Investment Partners is a lower-middle market investment firm that partners with private companies providing services, products.


Madison Capital Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Madison Capital Group is a private investment and advisory firm that invest in real estate and private equity opportunities.


Affordable Communities Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Affordable Communities Group is a real estate investment company focused on manufactured housing communities.


Aiglon Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Aiglon Capital Management is a private investment firm.


Stonewall Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Stonewall Capital is a private investment firm dedicated to building and growing successful companies in the lower middle market.


Brighton Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Brighton Capital is a privately owned and operated real estate investment, development, and management firm.


Fundamental Global

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Family Investment Office, Hedge Fund, Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Fundamental Global is an innovative alternative asset management firm.


Morehead Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Post-Ipo, Private Equity

Morehead Capital is a Raleigh, North Carolina based hybrid investment partnership with an open mandate to invest in both publicly traded.


Alfie

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Alfie provides creative solutions for individuals looking to purchase or refinance a variety of real estate investments.


Prudent Growth Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Prudent Growth Partners builds a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate and generates an income stream.


UNC Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early and late stages, buyouts, growth


Birchstone Investments, LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Real estate investment and management firm that gives you the benefits of investment-grade multifamily real estate without all the headaches


SilverCap Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

SilverCap Partners is a real estate private equity firm that focuses on industrial, residential, and office investments.


Front Street Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Front Street Capital is a commercial real estate development, private equity, and asset management company.


Teall Investments

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Teall Investments is a privately held set of investments in innovative, high growth potential lifestyle brands and services.


Salem Halifax Partner

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Salem Halifax Partner provides companies with subordinated, mezzanine debt, and equity investments.


Eagle Marsh Holdings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Eagle Marsh Holdings is a privately held company with subsidiary business operations.


Calvert Research Institute

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Calvert Research Institute is a strategic advisory and equity investment firm with decades of experience in preclinical drug development.


Simetra Operator Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Simetra Operator Fund is a search fund based in Raleigh, NC.


Barken Holdings LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Barken Holdings LLC is an independent private investment and financial consulting/interim support firm.


Broyhill Asset Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Broyhill Asset Management is a boutique investment firm, established as a family office and guided by a disciplined value orientation.


Bolstered Equity Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Bolstered Equity Group is a self-funded equity firm.


New Page Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Designed to acquire, operate and grow privately held companies in the Triad


Chaucer Creek Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Chaucer Creek Capital is a private real estate investment firm that provides investment and asset management services.


Redeeming Development Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Redeeming Development Group specializes in quality design-build construction and project development.


Nexo Worldwide Holdings

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Nexo Worldwide is an African founded, US-based holding company that primarily invests in Africa.


Kairys Real Estate Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage:

Kairys Real Estate Group is a commercial real estate investment company.

Written by Mark Kendall

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