Non-Control Capital For Entrepreneurial Companies

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Riverside brings more than financial resources—we support private equity partners and management teams with strategic resources to fuel growth. Riverside Strategic Capital portfolio companies have the option to access Riverside’s dedicated deal sourcing team, deep industry experience, vast executive network, operating resources, pooled purchasing program and many other resources.

Riverside Strategic Capital provides:

  • Structural flexibility that meets the specific needs of owners/entrepreneurs
  • Solutions for business owners who need capital for acquisitions, liquidity events, organic growth initiatives and recapitalizations but do not want to sell control
  • Access to leverage the scope and scale of Riverside’s global resources

Flexible Junior Capital for the Life of an Investment

Riverside has extensive experience partnering with private equity firms. We have the flexibility to invest in a range of structures tailored to meet the needs of PEGs at any point during an investments’ lifecycle:

Initial Transaction – Fill Gap in Capital Structure

  • Preferred to obtain leverage beyond senior, unitranche or second lien debt
  • Redeemable, convertible, pari-passu equity

Liquidity or Recapitalizations

  • Dividend recap / maintain upside
  • Redeem minority shareholders
  • Redeem outstanding debt
  • Obtain independent, third-party valuation to substantiate enterprise value

The Riverside Difference

Riverside Strategic Capital portfolio companies can access:

Executive Networking

Tap the collective wisdom of the management teams of Riverside's 100+ companies.

Pooled Purchasing

Negotiated discounts on commodities such as travel, long distance telephone rates, IT hardware, shipping and insurance.

Riverside Toolkit

Vetted consulting resources and operating partners to assist in a variety of areas, including sales strategy and methodology, pricing, lean manufacturing, supply chain, acquisition integration, working capital reduction and more.

Deal Sourcing

Dedicated team to help identify and solicit add-on acquisition candidates. Deal team will assist with negotiation, structuring and financing acquisitions.

Riverside University

Ongoing education program bringing together a diverse community of management teams and board members to cultivate growth.

Riverside Information Security Office (RISO)

Affordable and effective custom cybersecurity programs that meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Deal Criteria & Typical Terms

Company Criteria
Deal Structure Flexibility
Investment Size
Board Rights
Fixed Return/Coupon
Use of Proceeds
  • EBITDA: $5 million or greater

  • Non-Sponsored and Sponsored

  • Headquartered in US, Canada or Europe

  • Business Services

  • Consumer Brands

  • Education & Training

  • Healthcare

  • Franchisors & Multi-Unit Francisees

  • Software & IT

  • Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Debt

  • Warrants

  • Preferred Equity


  • $15 million - $80 million

  • Board or Observer Seat

  • Cash Pay, PIK or Combination of Both

  • Acquisitions

  • Shareholder Recapitalizations

  • Organic Growth Initiatives

  • Liquidity Events

Non-control junior capital investments in middle market companies through a successful global institution with a 30 year history

The Riverside Strategic Capital Team

Colegeorge BKG 300X450 George Cole Managing Partner New York +1 212 265 6575
Greenberghal BKG 300X450 Hal Greenberg Managing Partner New York +1 212 265 6575
Gordonjeffrey BKG 300X450 Jeffrey Gordon Partner New York +1 212 484 2716
Reynoldsjaywebsite Jay Reynolds Principal New York +1 212 484 2179
Lairdelena BKG 300X450 Elena Laird Vice President New York +1 917 262 2092
Danzigerjames BKG 300X450 James Danziger Associate New York +1 917 206 2498
Marinianthonywebsite Anthony Marini Associate New York +1 212 258 1337

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