Shore Capital Partners Named to Inc.’s 2020 Private Equity 50 List

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on microcap investments within the Healthcare and Food and Beverage industries, is pleased to announce its recognition on Inc.’s annual Private Equity 50 list of the most Founder-friendly private equity firms.

“Being recognized as a top choice for Founders is a proof point for our vision to be the premier microcap investor and first choice for entrepreneurs and executives seeking a growth partner,” said Justin Ishbia, Managing Partner. “Our management philosophy is rooted in a shared vision of success developed jointly with our entrepreneurs. We take great pride in these partnerships and the teamwork it takes to generate consistent and repeatable results in the top 1%.”

In a company statement, Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. said, “I get the chance to interact with many entrepreneurs who have relentless drive and want to build a business that fixes problems, improves a process, or makes the world a better place. But to do that, it often takes the backing from a private equity firm that will provide more than just financial backing. It takes wholeheartedly supporting that vision and treating the Founders like partners.”

About the Private Equity 50 List

Inc. official materials state: the final list recognizes 50 firms that entrepreneurs can trust, collaborate with on new strategies, and look to help in financing acquisitions during these uncertain times. All 50 have a successful track record of backing entrepreneurs.

Mr. Omelianuk added in his recognition letter, “Applications for this year’s list were up more than a third over last year, and the final 50 firms came out on top in a highly competitive process, benefiting from a wealth of references from entrepreneurs who shared their positive experiences partnering with private equity.”

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

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About Shore Capital Partners

Shore Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on microcap Healthcare and Food and Beverage investments. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value to shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has $1.1 billion of equity capital under management through various investment vehicles. For more information on Shore, please visit

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the Founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit