Does your private equity firm have a track record of investing in founder-led companies?  

Inc. is on the lookout for buyout shops to feature in the second annual list of 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms. Apply today and let Inc. show the world that your firm believes in backing founder-led businesses and helping them thrive, even in the face of unprecedented challenges. Be recognized as an investment partner that entrepreneurs can trust, collaborate with on new strategies, and look to help in financing acquisitions during these uncertain times. 

Complete the short application here. Upon filling out the application, Inc. will reach out to your firm's founder references to ask them about their experience partnering with your firm.

In September, winners will be notified via email. All winning firms will appear in the October Issue of Inc. magazine and on

To access the early rate of $795, applications are due by June 5. The rate goes up to $995 for applications received after that date and until June 26. The charge for applications received after June 26 is $1,500. The deadline to apply is July 3.

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