Montage Partners Named to Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors List

October 6, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is thrilled to share that it has been named to Inc.’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors. This is the second year in a row Montage has received this distinction.

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.

“Fully investing in an entrepreneur, and their innovative vision, involves far more than the financial investment. By developing relationships with and supporting entrepreneurs for the long-term, these private equity firms are more than investors, they’re partners,” said Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. media.

“We’re honored to be named again,” Jordan Tate, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners, stated. “We’re a values-driven investor. Not just in words, but in action. Our #1 core value – people – informs every decision we make. This includes who we partner with, how we behave, and how we expect win-win partnerships for everyone involved. Therefore, we’re honored that Inc. and the founders we’ve partnered with have recognized us for this. Nothing is more important to us.”

Since its founding in 2004, Montage Partners has made 19 investments, the majority of which have been founder recapitalizations. Montage Partners has invested significantly over the years in internal resources to better support these founders and management teams, including several team members dedicated to helping founders accelerate growth through areas such as strategy, marketing, acquisitions, recruitment of key leadership positions, and accounting and finance. Montage also dedicates a robust section of its website to helping founders 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 have tremendous admiration for our founder partners and the successful companies they’ve built. As such, we’re extremely proud to be included among Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors list for the second year in a row,” said Rob Wolfman, co-Managing Partner of Montage Partners. “Our collaborative approach starts with humility and respect for the life’s work a founder has poured into building a great company. That foundational approach has been instrumental in our efforts to help founders scale their companies to the next level, and we look forward to supporting more founders to achieve their goals for years to come.”

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.