Huron Capital Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

Annual roundup highlights private equity firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs

DETROIT – (November 8, 2023) – Leading lower middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital (“Huron”) today announced that it has been included in Inc.’s 2023 Founder Friendly Investors list. The fifth annual Inc. Founder-Friendly Investorslist honors private equity firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.

The final list recognizes firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. for our successful track record as founder friendly investors,” said Managing Partner, Jim Mahoney. “As a trusted investor that is committed to supporting and partnering with entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses, we take pride in the value and deep level of expertise we provide to each of the founders we partner with.”

Huron Capital takes a buy-and-build approach to partnering with founders who are at a pivotal point in their businesses’ growth and seeking to unlock new potential. In partnership with Huron, entrepreneurs gain access to the firm’s tried and true M&A playbook and a seasoned bench of industry experts who possess decades of experience in the facility and infrastructure and professional services industries. The firm’s investments in Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, Sunland Asphalt & Construction, and Exigent prove its commitment to driving thoughtful value-creation and working with founder-led companies to help them execute their vision.

“Now more than ever, founder-led companies need financing partners that offer guidance, expertise, and understanding—not just capital. These are the private equity, venture capital, and debt firms that have founders’ backs when it comes to accelerating growth,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business Media.

To compile the list, Inc. assessed and spoke with entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity firms, including Huron, through a series of one-on-one interviews and a questionnaire that collected data about the value they have gleaned by partnering with the firm.

Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Investors list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.

About Huron Capital

Huron Capital brings a people-first and thematic approach to private equity investing in secularly relevant and fragmented sectors of the North American facility and infrastructure and professional services industries. We pride ourselves on an unwavering commitment to candor, trust, accountability, and transparency in our relationships with management teams, investors, advisors, and employees.

Founded in Detroit in 1999, we partner with entrepreneurs and management teams, empowering their companies to new levels of excellence. We provide resources to help companies grow by professionalizing operations, improving service offerings, executing M&A strategies, and accessing new markets.

Huron Capital has managed over $1.9 billion on behalf of a global institutional investor base. We fulfill our commitment to all stakeholders by employing a repeatable playbook to drive thoughtful value creation, showcased in over 270 acquisitions since the firm’s inception.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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