We’ve been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top Founder Friendly Investors for four years running. We work exclusively with small to mid-size businesses. If you partner with Shore, you harness a network of 50+ companies and thousands of executives who have been where you are — and can help you get where you’re going.
Private equity in plain English
Private equity 101
You should have clear, straightforward information on private equity and how it can work for you.Watch our PE 101 Video
Meet the team supporting you
When you partner with Shore, you’re backed by a 360-degree team to support your people, processes, technology, and acquisition plan.Meet your shore team
A “buy and build” playbook for transformational growth
We don’t promise the outcome — we promise the process. And our process has generated top-1% results in private equity.
Build bigger: join a network of leaders
The day you join the Shore family, you have access to the learnings and network of 50+ companies and 35,000+ people.
Build stronger: take the guesswork out of growth
Harness the expertise we’ve built across nearly 1,000 deals. We have few problems of first impression and a foundational commitment to shared learnings.
Build faster: plan to accelerate success
Work with a team that places calculated bets earlier to accelerate growth.
We do our homework
We identify industry niches, build a network of exceptional board members, invest in companies poised for transformational growth, and partner to increase value every step of the way.
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Evolution Risk Partners
Evolution Risk Partners (“ERP”) is a full-service managing general underwriter (MGU) specializing in providing comprehensive solutions for the medical stop-loss community. ERP’s core service offerings include distribution, underwriting, contract administration and claims management. ERP, founded in 2018, was purpose-built to service rapidly growing employee benefit aggregators as well as large insurance brokers’ centers of excellence.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, CG Life is a leading marketing and communications agency working across life sciences including in research tools, diagnostics, pharma services, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. CG Life provides value to clients through integrated marketing and targeted communication strategies that translate science and clinical information into brand experiences.
H2O Care Partners
H2O Care Partners (“H2O CP”) is building a premier network of residential water treatment companies through strategic and empowering partnerships. H2O CP’s first partner, H2O Care, has 3 Massachusetts locations and has provided full-service, innovative, and reliable water testing and treatment systems to clients for over 30 years.
Strongpoint Partners is a network of retirement plan Third Party Administrators (“TPAs”) and payroll services providers based in the Greater Chicagoland area. Strongpoint Partners’ core offerings include 401(k) plan administration, recordkeeping, 3(16) fiduciary services, payroll services and human capital management services for primarily small- and medium-sized businesses. The Company’s goal is to integrate retirement and payroll services on a single platform to best serve employers and their employees.
A process refined over nearly 1,000 partnerships
We focus on a specific set of industries, using proprietary scorecards to quantify opportunity and maintain discipline.Our Investment Approach
A hand-picked board
Industry all-stars, selected to help your company grow faster with less risk.How your board enables growth
Innovation and continuous improvement
Explore the combination of process, relationships, and results that sets us apart.The shore difference
Powerful network effect
Networking and professional development opportunities SMBs won’t find with any other investor.how we support your development
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We’ve been recognized four consecutive times by Inc. Magazine as a Top Founder Friendly Investor and by PitchBook research as #1 in private equity deal volume globally from 2019-2022. How can we help you?