More than 30 Years Focused on the Smaller End of the Middle Market

When Béla Szigethy founded this firm from his apartment on Riverside Drive in 1988, he thought it was only honest to put “Company” in the firm’s name. That’s because “Riverside Partners” wouldn’t work – he was the sole employee – and “Riverside Capital” would stretch the truth – he hardly had any capital.

Béla began working in the smaller end of the middle market (SEMM) because The Riverside Company only had capital for small deals. More than 30 years later, Riverside remains focused on the SEMM by choice. 

How We Got Here - Riverside's Timeline


The Riverside Company is founded on Riverside Drive in New York City by Béla Szigethy


The first platform investment with aerospace company Future Metals

The first European office opens in Budapest


Stewart Kohl joins as an equal partner to Béla Szigethy and establishes the Cleveland office


Riverside launches its second product with Riverside Europe 

Riverside hires its first operating partner


Riverside significantly expands its origination capabilities


Riverside surpasses $1 billion in Assets Under Management


Riverside Micro-Cap launches under the leadership of Loren Schlachet


Riverside Asia/Pacific launches 


Riverside launches its first Flexible Capital strategy - Riverside Strategic Capital


Riverside Acceleration Capital launches

Riverside Credit Solutions launches


Riverside welcomes Parkwood LLC as a minority stakeholder


Riverside Technology Capital Solutions launches

Riverside Value launches

The Riverside Company takes pride in our growth-oriented approach to our investments

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