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Pamlico Capital Named by GrowthCap as Top Growth Equity Firm of 2023

Feb 28, 2024

It is our distinct pleasure to announce this year’s Top Growth Equity Firms. After ten years of conducting this annual awards process, we decided to expand the number of awardees for two primary reasons.

Firstly, our aim has always been to better inform CEOs and LPs of the best growth equity firms to partner with and by limiting the list to 25, we were leaving out an increasing number of firms who each year receive exceptional nomination submissions.

Secondly, firms are further differentiating themselves by offering distinct capabilities thus giving growth companies more choice. By expanding the list, we can make more apparent the variation in investment approaches available to management teams who are navigating their particular segment of the growth stage.

This year’s process began with a consideration set of over 400 firms. Final round candidates were reviewed methodically on the strength of their nomination submissions. We evaluated each firm’s unique capabilities, sector expertise, investment judgment, demonstrated value creation, senior partner composition, talent retention, firm evolution, and firm momentum, among other attributes.

Not all firms are created equal and one of the biggest factors that distinguishes a firm’s ability to thrive over the long term is integrity. The best firms institute integrity and imbue trust as a core part of their culture when interacting with each of their stakeholders—portfolio companies, limited partners, their employees, their industry colleagues and others. They also institute integrity into how they participate in the world around them including their communities as well as social and environmental initiatives.

Please join us in recognizing The Top Growth Equity Firms of 2023:

About Pamlico

Pamlico Capital is a private equity firm founded in 1988 that invests in growing middle market companies in North America. Pamlico Capital seeks control-oriented growth equity investments of up to $200 million alongside founders and proven leaders in its target industries: communications, healthcare IT, information services, tech-enabled services and software. The firm, based in Charlotte, NC, has assets under management of approximately $3.5 billion. For additional information, please visit