February 21, 2023

Frontenac Receives 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Award

Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyout transactions, announced today that it received a 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Award from BluWave. These awards recognize select private equity firms for exemplary innovation and leadership. Recipients of the BluWave 2023 Top Private Equity Innovator Awards represent the top 2% in the private equity industry for due diligence, value creation, ESG, and PE firm operations.

“The Top Private Equity Innovators have demonstrated their ability to stay ahead of changing environments, engage in transformative due diligence and value creation, and embrace the strategic value of ESG,” says Sean Mooney, Founder and CEO, BluWave. “They are leaders in creating economic opportunities and building businesses that provide jobs, and we commend them on their innovation and success.”

For this award, private equity firms were assessed across the following criteria: Proactive due diligence; practices; Transformative value creation; Embracement of ESG; and Modern private equity firm operations. For complete information on the BluWave 2023 Private Equity Innovator Awards and the recipients, please visit https://www.bluwave.net/awards/.

About Frontenac
Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive- centric approach called CEO1ST, which seeks to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a leading franchise working with over 300 owners of mid- sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com.

About BluWave
BluWave is the business builders’ network for private equity grade service provider needs. The company’s platform combines concierge-like consultative support with technology, data, and AI to expertly connect businesses with proven providers across due diligence, value creation, and prep for sale. The BluWave Vetted™ network is an invite-only ecosystem of top tier individuals and service providing groups. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, BluWave ranks as one of America’s fastest growing companies and today serves more than 500 leading private equity firms and thousands of proactive businesses. Visit www.BluWave.net to learn more.

BluWave’s “Top 50 Private Equity Innovator” award is a program designed by BluWave consulting firm to recognize what it considers to be the top 2% of private equity firms for proactive due diligence practices, transformative value creation, embracement of ESG and modern private equity firm operations. Recipients were selected based on consultation with limited partners, investment bankers and others in the private equity industry. The award is based on BluWave’s review of the more than 5,000 private equity firms in the U.S. and Canada from which 69 private equity firms were selected as award recipients. BluWave, LP has not received investment capital from and holds no ownership interest in the private equity firms evaluated or recognized under the Top Private Equity Innovator awards program. Frontenac did not pay a fee to receive this award but is a client of BluWave. This award is not to be construed as indicative of Frontenac’s future performance. Reference to an award is only one piece of information relevant to an evaluation of an investment adviser such as Frontenac and additional factors are available. Finally, this award represents information as of a specific date and time and may not reflect important information related to an evaluation of the investment adviser which has occurred prior to, or subsequent to, the award. Frontenac is not affiliated with BluWave. Frontenac received this award in 2023.