Riverside Private Equity Company

Values Matter

Values are Valuable

Ever since our inception The Riverside Company has aspired to do well by doing good. Over the years, our simple belief in following the Golden Rule and striving to leave great references in our wake has done more than help us sleep at night. It makes people want to do business with us and helps us attract and retain top talent. It’s part of who we are because it’s a big part of our success. 


Any company is only as good as its people, and companies with good values tend to attract employees with better judgement who make decisions that drive long-term value. Great investing also involves multiple perspectives. Riverside is committed to diversity because it’s the right thing to do, but also because underrepresented people bring unique insights and make us better at what we do. 


Riverside considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria on any investment—it’s important for long-term success. At Riverside, we call it ESG+V, because we also consider a company’s values, because we’ve learned after more than 500 investments that values drive results. Many of our toughest investing lessons have been learned from undervaluing values, and most of our successes have involved a shared commitment to common values.

Corporate values only have heft when they’re more than empty rhetoric or lofty goals. We strive to live by ours every day. Contact us to see how.