Frontenac Closes Eleventh Fund at $325 Million Hard Cap

Chicago, IL – October 2, 2017

Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm, today announced the closing of its eleventh private equity fund at its $325 million hard cap. The fund raise was completed in six months based on strong support from existing limited partners of the $250 million Frontenac X, and the addition of several new investors.

Frontenac focuses on lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. The firm works in partnership with proven operating leaders through its CEO1ST approach to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies. Frontenac XI will remain focused on the investment approach responsible for the successful performance of Frontenac X, which completed its final platform investment in September 2017.

Frontenac is led by the seven-person investment team who managed the successful Frontenac X portfolio. During the deployment phase of Frontenac X, the firm continued to invest in its team, including a Director of Business Development added in 2017.

M2O Private Fund Advisors LLC advised on the formation and placement of the fund, and Winston and Strawn, LLP served as legal counsel.

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders, through our executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with over 225 owners of mid-sized businesses, almost always families or founders, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com.


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We invest in high quality companies, primarily in the food, industrial and services industries. We work with business owners, almost always families, founders or entrepreneurs, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement and growth planning.

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