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Empowering American Entrepreneurs

Private equity is proud to empower entrepreneurs across America – making critical investments in companies we know and use every day. By investing in entrepreneurs and the workers they employ, private equity provides opportunity and growth in every community and every sector of our economy.

Below are just a few examples of American small businesses private equity has supported through investment and business expertise:

Sunshine Beverages

Sunshine Beverages is a fast-growing energy drink manufacturer aiming to redefine the market with healthier, natural ingredients. Private equity has helped this Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company grow its distribution network, establish key grocery chain partnerships, and continue to deliver on its p

The Pad

Based in Silverthorne, Colorado, The Padoffers a unique lodging experience for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. This boutique hotel and hostel sought out a private equity investment to develop a 36-room lodge that accommodates every traveler’s budget, featuring a bar, rooftop, and business center.


RVshare is the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace that helps more than 60,000 RV owners across the US rent and lease their RVs. When RVshare partneredwith private equity through Tridion Partners, the company capitalized on the investment by bolstering staff and scaling its business through strategic marketing campaigns. With enhanced infrastructure and a modernized digital presence, RVshare expanded across the country and now operates rentals in all 50 states.

Inland Coatings

Inland Coatings is an industrial coating manufacturer in Adel, Iowa, and an example of a successful partnership between private equity and a rural Iowa company. Since Midwest Growth Partners invested in this family business in 2014, Inland Coatings has grown into an industry leader throughout North America. This growth also allowed the company to offer healthcare and retirement benefits to employees