About ScaleCo

ScaleCo is a Cleveland-based investment platform focusing on sub-middle market businesses. Over a 20 year legacy including three committed Evolution Capital funds, we have invested over $100 million in more than 20 platform companies. ScaleCo has extensive experience in transforming small businesses and has a preference to invest alongside a partner willing to roll their sleeves up, though we can accommodate the owner looking to exit the business as well. We are structured so that we can hold investments much longer than the traditional five year private equity holding period. Our process is purpose-built to drive organic growth.


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ScaleCo companies named to Inc. 500 / 5000


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Common ScaleCo Questions

ScaleCo is a Private Equity company that focuses on acquiring companies in the sub-middle market.

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ScaleCo has successfully raised 3 funds and managed 20+ platforms through the last 20 years.

ScaleCo will consider a platform nationally, however we focus in the Midwest because our model requires intense engagement. Travel increase strain and cash burn which cut into capital available for growth.

We are a buyout fund. Our typical ownership structure is at least 50% ownership with the ideal between 65 and 70%. We also favor platforms where members of current leadership want to participate in the next phase of the platform.

Our high water mark for AUM was 80 million +

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