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We love being in the news, and as one of the only global firms in the private equity industry focusing exclusively on businesses at the smaller end of the middle market, we are very comfortable being in the spotlight. So much so that we invited a reporter from Private Equity International into one of our investment committee meetings, granting him unprecedented access to the soul of the Riverside Company.

Trust is the core of all Riverside investments, and it is important to us that you understand the care and time that we devote to every deal we close. We invite you to take a look though the investment articles featuring Riverside to learn more about our history of success.


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December 23, 2016Riverside Acceleration Capital:
Market Dynamics Leading to a New Strategy

A few weeks ago, just before Thanksgiving, our fund launched our new website, The launch followed a string of news for the fund, including final close / announcement back in the early fall, and closing of our fourth and latest investment, also just before the holiday.

March 01, 2013Private Equity Firm Of The YearMergers & Acquisitions
Béla Szigethy
Stewart Kohl

As one of the most active middle-market private equity firms in the world, The Riverside Company would likely be worth considering for first prize in the private equity category in any year, but the firm truly dominated in 2012. The firm, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013, marked many milestones in 2012, including closing its 300th deal.

June 25, 2012View From The 'Summit'Private Equity International
Béla Szigethy
Pam Hendrickson
Stewart Kohl

In May, global mid-market firm The Riverside Company gathered chief executive officers, chief financial officers and outside board directors from its 81 portfolio companies together for a two-day conference known as the Leadership Summit.

May 30, 2012Private Equity Pros to WatchMergers & Acquisitions
Pam Hendrickson

Pam Hendrickson takes on a pivotal role in reshaping private equity's image

January 06, 2012Let's Resolve to Make PE BetterMegers & Acquisitions

The private equity industry could use a healthy dose of introspection, a greater willingness to adapt and a dedication to process improvement.

December 06, 2011New Senior Operating Partner Joins Firm's Texas Office
Mike Michienzi

As it celebrates 10 years with a Dallas location, The Riverside Company has bolstered its team there with a new Senior Operating Partner.

October 17, 2011The Riverside Company's Lessons from the LooBuyouts Magazine
Béla Szigethy
Stewart Kohl

Riverside Co-CEOs Stewart Kohl and Bela Szigethy discuss the ups and downs of being in the risk capital business and analyze some of their less successful deals to help deliver insight and how to look for the red flags.

February 24, 2011Monday morning, RiversidePrivate Equity International

Private Equity Interntional was granted unprecedented access to the soul of The Riverside Company, a large, global firm that pursues relatively small deals, requiring it to screen many opportunities with maximum efficiency. The article goes in depth about Riverside's investment committee otherwise know as the MoM.

December 21, 2010A Private Word With Pamela HendricksonDow Jones Private Equity Analyst
Pam Hendrickson

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst interviews Pamela Hendrickson, Chief Operating Officer at The Riverside Company.

December 07, 2010Matchmaking Can Be BeautifulMergers & Acquisitions
Béla Szigethy
Stewart Kohl

Sometimes we feel like hopeless romantics, but we think intermarriage could solve all the world’s problems. When two people love each other, we expect a great relationship to bloom regardless of their backgrounds. Of course, things are more difficult in the real world and that’s particularly true with mixed marriages.

October 01, 2010A Hungarian from AbroadBBJ Hungary
Béla Szigethy

BBJ Q&A with Riverside co-CEO Béla Szigethy. Global private equity firm Riverside is active in the smaller end of the middle market, targeting companies with enterprise value of less than €200 million, and developing them through acquisitions and organic growth. Current co-CEO Béla Szigethy started Riverside as a small company-focused buyout shop in New York “at the same time as the Berlin Wall was falling.”

March 23, 2010Risk Management
Karsten Langer
February 24, 2009Mid-Market Funds Finding FavourFinancial Times
Béla Szigethy
Karsten Langer
Stewart Kohl

Mid-market funds are finding an edge during the global financial downturn.

October 01, 2008"Party Crashers: Meet the Women Who Are Shaking Up Private Equity"Dealmaker
Suzanne Kriscunas

Growing Number of Females are Seeing Leading Roles in the Private Equity Scene

July 24, 2008"Riverside's Global Push"
Karsten Langer
May 01, 2008"Small-Cap Deal of the Year: Riverside's Acquisition of Anitox"Mergers & Acquisitions

How Does a Micro-Cap Fund Target a Global Franchise in a Growing Market?

April 06, 2008"Seeking Gems in a Haystack"The Plain Dealer
Stewart Kohl

On the Record with Stewart Kohl, Riverside Co-CEO

January 07, 2008"Women Shaping Up Private Equity Firms"Investor's Business Daily
Peggy Roberts
Pam Hendrickson

More Female MBAs Enter Male Deal Makers World