Frontenac Ranked No. 14 on the 2021 HEC-Dow Jones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking

Chicago, IL – May 17, 2022

Frontenac has been ranked No. 14 among 517 private equity firms on the inaugural HEC-Dow Jones Best Performing Small-Cap Private Equity Firms list, published by Private Equity News. The ranking is based on the performance of 991 buyout funds raised by 517 private equity firms globally between 2008 and 2017. Frontenac was ranked No. 7 amongst U.S. based PE firms.

"Frontenac is grateful to be listed alongside a distinguished roster of private equity firms," said Paul Carbery, Managing Director at Frontenac. "This global recognition is a testament to the hard work our investment team and portfolio companies contribute daily to create value on behalf of our investors."

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 275 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit  


Awards and rankings are based upon third-party reviews and opinions and are not indicative, or a guarantee, of Frontenac's or any of its portfolio companies' performance. Frontenac is not aware of the specific criteria on which the "2021 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking" award is based. The 2021 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Small-Cap Buyout Performance Ranking is produced by HEC Paris-Dow Jones, which is not affiliated with Frontenac. Frontenac did not pay a fee to receive this award. This award may not be representative of any one person's experience. Further, this recognition is not to be construed as indicative of Frontenac’s future performance or person's future experience. This ranking should not be construed as a testimonial regarding Frontenac's advisory capabilities and does not necessarily relate to the profitability or performance of its clients.

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