About Us

Building and upholding trusted relationships is a core principle of Ridgemont, as business leaders and members of our community.

Who We Are

The Ridgemont partnership was founded on a set of ideals that we also seek in our investment partners - a commitment to transparent communication, an eagerness to listen to new ideas and a balanced life outside of the workplace.

Defining Culture

Creating and preserving unique environments where employees are both challenged and satisfied requires strong leadership, diverse perspectives and unencumbered decision making.

Forward Leaning

In order to thrive in a competitive environment, we focus on delivering top tier results and constantly reevaluate how we’re improving our capabilities and enabling our team.

Team

Our Team

We have first-hand experience in starting, building and managing a growing business. The Ridgemont partnership continues to raise more capital and expand the capabilities of our team.

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1993

For nearly 30 years, our principals have worked in partnership with leading management teams to accomplish shared growth objectives.

1993

Our History

For nearly 30 years, our principals have worked in partnership with leading management teams to accomplish shared growth objectives.

1993
Business Inception
2010
Ridgemont Formation

The principals of Ridgemont formed a new partnership in 2010, after nearly 20 years managing a broad set of private equity strategies together at Bank of America and its predecessors. Over the last decade, Ridgemont has raised capital from world-class Limited Partners and deployed over $3B in leading private companies.

2010
Ridgemont Formation
2012

$735MM

Ridgemont Equity Partners I, L.P.

Ridgemont’s inaugural flagship fund

2012
2012
Ridgemont Equity Partners I, L.P.

Ridgemont’s inaugural flagship fund

2015

$995MM

Ridgemont Equity Partners II, L.P.

Ridgemont raised its next fund to continue pursuing attractive middle market buyout and growth equity opportunities.

2015
2015

$995MM

$1.65B

Ridgemont Equity Partners III, L.P.

Ridgemont’s third flagship fund closed with a focus on equity investments up to $250mm.

2019
2019
2019
Ridgemont Equity Partners III, L.P.

Ridgemont’s third flagship fund closed with a focus on equity investments up to $250mm.

$1.65B

2020
Inc.’s Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms

For two consecutive years since the establishment of the Inc. list, Ridgemont was recognized for its track record of building middle market leaders alongside entrepreneurs.

2019
2020
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Strategy

Our Strategy

With the right alignment in vision and strategy, Ridgemont supports our management team partners in building leading growth-oriented businesses.

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Community Involvement

  • Alexander Youth Network
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • American Red Cross
  • Art+
  • Bee Mighty
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Camp Kesem
  • Center for Developmental Services
  • Charlotte Family Housing
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Classroom Central
  • Communities In Schools
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • DAV
  • Freedom School Partners
  • Grace-Mar
  • Cultural Trust
  • GreenLight Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harvest Center
  • Heart Math Tutoring
  • Hope
  • Hope Haven
  • The Humane Society
  • “I Have A Dream” Foundation
  • IJM
  • JDRF
  • KinderMourn
  • Levine Museum
  • MHA
  • Mint
  • Moment Us Institute
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Native Plant Society
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Pat’s Place
  • Project Life Movement
  • The Salvation Army
  • ScholarShot
  • Student Sponsor Partners
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • The Relatives
  • Thompson
  • UNC-TV
  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Vision To Learn
  • Wing Haven
  • YAM
  • Year Up