Investment Approach

We look to invest in a wide variety of companies in various stages of growth – from early stage, high growth businesses to mature, profitable companies – across several industries. We make control, non-control, and preferred equity investments with both internal and third party capital.

Deep Domain Expertise

We've developed extensive knowledge, experience and industry networks through 35+ years of successful investing.

Growth Investors

We seek to create value by investing in transformational growth.

Entrepreneurial Roots

Our entrepreneurial roots and firm culture provide us with a differentiated perspective when it comes to our partnerships with founders.

World Class Human Capital

We have a long history of infusing high-caliber executive talent into our portfolio companies, to drive growth and value creation.

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Deep Domain Expertise

Deep Domain Expertise

We've developed extensive knowledge, experience and industry networks through 35+ years of successful investing.

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Growth Investors

Growth Investors

We seek to create value by investing in transformational growth.

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Entrepreneurial Roots

Entrepreneurial Roots

Our entrepreneurial roots and firm culture provide us with a differentiated perspective when it comes to our partnerships with founders.

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World Class Human Capital

World Class Human Capital

We have a long history of infusing high-caliber executive talent into our portfolio companies, to drive growth and value creation.

Strategies

Portfolio

The above list includes investments from Sterling’s traditional private equity buyout funds including: Sterling Capital Partners I, II, III, IV, Sterling Venture Partners II, Sterling Partners – Small Market Growth 2009 and Sterling Partners Education Opportunity Fund (collectively, the “Private Equity Funds”). In addition, the above also includes certain investments made since 2005 that are outside of the Private Equity Funds but are actively managed either by Sterling Fund Management, LLC, NB Services LLC, or another affiliate of Sterling Partners, or are subsidiaries of such companies. The above list excludes investments that represent strategies that are no longer pursued, including investments held by Sterling Venture Partners I, and also excludes certain other investments deemed by the firm as not being actively managed at this time. The above list is not exhaustive and is subject to change at any time. A complete list of all investments is available upon request.

Our Team

Operating partners are independent contractors and are not employees of Sterling Fund Management, LLC or its affiliates and are therefore not part of Sterling’s compliance program.  Operating partners are engaged to provide operational support, specialized operations, and consulting services to or in connection with funds managed by Sterling or portfolio companies in connection with the identification, acquisition, holding, improvement and disposition of such portfolio companies.  These services may include support to single investment vehicles, Sterling managed funds or their portfolio companies regarding, among other things, the portfolio company’s management, supply chain, revenue, finance, human capital management, IT, regulatory matters, and similar operational matters.

Talent

Operators

We search for strategic visionaries and operators who are determined to lead companies through their next stage of growth.

Directors

We pride ourselves on our sophisticated governance program comprised of independent board directors. We look for experienced executives that set themselves apart by their level of engagement and passion for growing inspired businesses.

Investment Professionals

What we look for in an investment professional is similar to what we look for in a new investment: differentiated, proven, and committed to growth. We want leaders with operational experience and an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Operators

Operators

We search for strategic visionaries and operators who are determined to lead companies through their next stage of growth.

Join our team

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Directors

Directors

We pride ourselves on our sophisticated governance program comprised of independent board directors. We look for experienced executives that set themselves apart by their level of engagement and passion for growing inspired businesses.

Join our team

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Investment Professionals

Investment Professionals

What we look for in an investment professional is similar to what we look for in a new investment: differentiated, proven, and committed to growth. We want leaders with operational experience and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Join our team

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