Norwest’s Growth Equity team invests in profitable, market-leading companies that demonstrate exceptional growth potential. We take a long-term and flexible approach to partnering with founders and executives in both minority and control investments. Our proven and repeatable research process for finding and evaluating investments allows us to uncover value creation opportunities that others might not see. We then work collaboratively with management teams to help companies achieve their full potential. Norwest’s platform includes proprietary strategic resources that give our portfolio companies a distinct advantage over the competition. Our returns are driven by growth and fundamental improvements to a company’s strategic position.
AT A GLANCE
Technology, Information Services, Business Services, Financial Services, Consumer Products/Services and Healthcare
Equity checks of $20 million to $150 million
Minority investments, recapitalizations, buyouts, spin-offs, special situations
We offer entrepreneurs a broad range of services to help them build their businesses at every stage of growth. We realize that one size does not fit all when it comes to today’s operational challenges. We aim to add value where you need it most. Our seasoned team can assist you with as-needed, customizable services to help you tackle what’s next. Think of us as an à la carte menu of services. All of what you need and none of what you don’t.
We believe great people make great products, and that's what makes great consumer brands. So does Norwest; their people are great, they believe in our strategy... we feel like they can partner and help guide us through the growth that lies ahead.
JOE KUDLA, FOUNDER & CEO, VUORI
We were good before but we are even better today because of our partnership with Norwest. The support structure at Norwest has been a key driver of personal, professional, and commercial growth.
GARY WALTER- CEO, INFUTOR
Norwest never hesitates to jump in to help whenever we need it. The firm was instrumental in helping us locate and recruit two independent directors, it facilitated M&A discussions with several tuck-in acquisitions and led a refinancing/debt recap for a more efficient capital structure. The team even originated new product ideas that we ultimately developed and launched, and it has made numerous customer and partner introductions that have lead to meaningful revenue generation. Norwest is a part of our team – something that all entrepreneurs should look for when choosing an investment partner.
TOM CAPORASO, CEO - CLARUS COMMERCE
Norwest allows us the room to operate our business as we see fit, while strategically providing guidance when we ask for it. We are very comfortable picking up the phone to pick the team’s brain about any topic, at any time. The firm’s unwavering support and the value-added services Norwest offers have been phenomenal for our business. When we selected Norwest, we hoped that it would be a true partnership, and we have not been disappointed.
BRUCE BARFIELD, CEO - THE RAINMAKER GROUP
I feel blessed every day that we found Norwest.
KENDRA SCOTT - FOUNDER & CEO, KENDRA SCOTT
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