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November 02, 2023

Cressey & Company Named to Inc.’s 2023 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

Annual roundup highlights the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs

Chicago, IL November 2, 2023 - Inc. recently announced its fifth annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.

“We are honored to be recognized for our longstanding partnerships and support of leading healthcare executives and founders,” said Peter Ehrich, Partner at Cressey and Company (“Cressey”). “With a strong commitment and continued investment in value-add resources for talented founders, Cressey takes great pride in providing quality tools and appropriate infrastructure that helps executives build market-leading healthcare organizations.”

The final list recognizes 218 firms that remain actively involved with the businesses they invest in, and that have earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they support to help drive growth.

(“Cressey”) has a long history of executing its ‘Target, Partner, and Build’ investment strategy through partnerships with founder-led businesses. Cressey seeks to combine the talent and insight of the founders with the firm’s deep network of resources to enhance growth, productivity, and operations in several important areas, including employee engagement, finance, sales and business development, strategic planning, and technology.

Cressey also places significant emphasis on culture, quality, and compliance in our partnerships, working with founders and other executives to ensure this focus sharpens as each company expands. Cressey engages regularly with its executive partners to ensure the companies are well resourced in these – and other – areas in support of rapid growth.

Cressey looks forward to further engagement and partnership with founder-led businesses that are successfully innovating in the healthcare industry.


About Cressey & Company LP

Based in Chicago, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee, Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused on building leading healthcare services and information technology businesses. With a history spanning 40 years, the Cressey & Company team is one of the most experienced and successful in the healthcare private equity field.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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