Montage Partners Named to Inc.’s 2021 Founder-Friendly Investors List

October 6, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is proud to share that it has been named to Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors.

The honor recognizes private equity and venture capital firms that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with, as demonstrated by their proven track record of successfully partnering with founders to build scale and accelerate growth. Introduced in 2019, the list has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.

“Supporting an entrepreneur’s vision and driving growth is more than just a financial investment. It’s about building a relationship and supporting the founders beyond that initial year. These private equity firms treat the founders like partners,” said Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. media.

“Every private equity firm is different in their own ways and prioritize different things,” Jordan Tate, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners, stated. “We prioritize being a good partner to the founders we work with, helping them to achieve their liquidity and growth goals. Our placement on Inc.’s list validates our core ethos of being founder friendly.”

Since its founding in 2004, Montage Partners has made 17 investments, the majority of which have been founder recapitalizations. A founder-owned business itself, Montage has expanded its team in recent years from two to seven, plus a robust internship program. In keeping with its promise to provide more than just capital to its partner companies, Montage Partners has invested significantly over the years in internal resources to better support these companies, including a section on its website solely dedicated to helping business owners and management understand the ins and outs of the private equity industry. Along with this educational outreach, Montage is committed to deepening its relationship with the local community, regularly volunteering and raising funds for local non-profit Arizona Helping Hands.

“We’re proud to have been selected to Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors list,” said Rob Wolfman, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners. “This recognition is immensely gratifying because at our core, we exist to support our founder and management partners in fulfilling their dreams, not only for themselves, but for all employees. We work tirelessly to be a value-add and collaborative partner to the companies we align with, and this is a testament to the successful partnerships we’ve formed over the past 17 years.”

View the list at Inc.com here.

About Montage Partners

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Montage Partners is a people-first private equity firm dedicated to helping established businesses reach transformative growth. Montage Partners invests in companies in diverse industries, including business services, consumer, healthcare, industrial and technology. Above all other investment criteria, Montage Partners invests in exceptional people. Montage Partners is actively seeking new investments in companies in the U.S. with EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million.