Inc. Magazine Names 10 Hauser Private Equity GPs Founder-Friendly Investors 2022 | Wbactive

CINCINNATI, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Markus Hauser and Hauser Private Equity are pleased to announce that ten of their fund managers have been included in Inc. Magazine’s 2022 List of Founder-Friendly Investors, which recognizes private equity firms with best-in-class records for successful partnerships with Entrepreneurs and founders, and family-run companies.

“Founder-led companies are central to our investment thesis,” he said Markus Hauser, Founder and co-managing partner of Hauser Private Equity. “We want to invest in managers who are experts in their fields when it comes to identifying proprietary assets and working with those operators and vendors to maximize growth.”

Hauser Private Equity manages five private equity funds for HNW and UHNW investors. Nine of its managers have been added to the Inc. list for 2021. “The total investment in an entrepreneur and their innovative vision involves much more than the financial investment. By building relationships with and providing long-term support to entrepreneurs, these private equity firms are more than investors, they are partners,” says Scott OmelianukEditor-in-Chief of Inc. Media.

Managers like North Castle Partners have been top performers for Hauser Private Equity for many years. Founders have led most of North Castle’s portfolio companies for more than two decades. Currently, 65% of their partner companies have founders who serve as CEOs or in other senior positions. A perfect example of this success is the recent investment in CR Fitness, a significant co-investment for Hauser Private Equity and a continuation of the Fund’s previous investment.

CR Fitness has rapidly expanded its presence in crunch gyms across the United States with 45 locations Florida, Georgia, North Carolinaand Texas. Since North Castle’s investment in 2019, CR Fitness has more than doubled its presence and tripled its sales, exceeding the expectations of our teams. We are delighted to continue having them as partners and are confident that we can achieve our goal of doubling the number of our clubs in the next few years,” he commented Vince JulienFounder and Chairman of CR Fitness.

Operational excellence is the key to success and an important factor in Hauser Private Equity’s due diligence process. “The Inc. list is a great representation of funds like Clearlake and Shore that have been successful in adding value with in-depth industry knowledge,” he said Markus Hauser“and incorporate their operational improvements into their partnership with management.”

About Hauser Private Equity

Hauser private equitya cincinnati-based private equity firm with offices in los Angeles and Chicago, focuses on fund investments and co-investments within the middle market, including healthcare, business services, technology-enabled services, industrials and consumer goods. HPE targets funds between $250 million and $2 billion in size with managers who have a proven track record in their respective fields. The HPE funds have exposure to over 45 private equity fund managers across the country and co-invest exclusively in control buyout transactions led by existing GPs. The company was founded in 2008 by Markus Hauserfollowing the success of several private investment partnerships and commercial banking transactions.

Media contact:
Phil Riola
Chief Compliance Officer, Hauser Private Equity
[email protected]

About Inc

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms. The founders completed a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity and venture capital firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during those partnerships.

For the full list go to: That October 2022 Inc. Magazine is available now online at and on newsstands.

The “Founder-Friendly Investors” award is a program of Inc Magazine to help founder-led companies accelerate growth and generate revenue. Private equity and venture capital firms that have exited US-based, founder-led portfolio companies are eligible to apply. To qualify for investment, the founders of portfolio companies must have been actively involved in their business for at least one year after investing. The winning companies are selected based on their investments and founder credentials. Hauser does not know how many consultants were interviewed for the award. This award should not be taken as an indication of Hauser’s future achievements. The reference to an award is only information relevant to the evaluation of an investment advisor like Hauser. Finally, this award represents information as of a specific date and time and may not reflect material information related to any evaluation of the Investment Adviser made before or after the award.

SOURCE Hauser Private Equity


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