May 25, 2022

Walter Florence Discusses Executive Partnerships with Middle Market Growth

Chicago, IL

Frontenac Managing Director, Walter Florence, recently sat down with Middle Market Growth Magazine to discuss the importance of executive partnerships in private equity. Frontenac’s executive-lead, thesis-driven investing approach centers around partnerships with proven executives who bring deep industry and operating experience to the firm’s lower middle market portfolio companies.

As part of the discussion, Walter shared, “You would be surprised how many executives have told us the most fun they have had in their career was running that smaller $50 million – $200 million division where they were empowered and could get their arms around all the issues and opportunities and really make a positive impact. Those are the executives that we want to work with.”

Frontenac’s CEO1st program is a long standing format in which the firm seeks to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies in partnership with experienced executive operators.

Read the full article at Follow the Leader | Middle Market Growth.

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