On March 1, 2023, Align Capital Partners (“ACP”) was awarded RCP’s 2022 Manager of the Year. You may recall that ACP was recognized with RCP’s 2021 Deal of the Year. ACP continued to designate itself as a premier lower middle market firm in 2022, raising its third fund and exiting multiple transactions with what RCP considers to be superior outcomes, which are highlighted in the Deal Spotlights section below.
After a thorough review of approximately 100 realization events across our various portfolios in 2022, we selected Align as our Manager of the Year because we believe it represents the very best of what small buyouts can produce for all stakeholders: adding value to portfolio companies by providing financial and human capital, as well as equity incentives to management to professionalize and institutionalize the business, growing it rapidly through add-on acquisitions and successfully integrating each so as to enhance the business’ value proposition for its customers, and then selling it upstream to a larger financial or strategic buyer for the benefit of management/employees, limited partners, and other shareholders.
RCP is an investor in several funds sponsored by Align. Their singular focus on investing with management teams in the United States and Canada who want a capital partner that can help stimulate innovation, integrate new opportunities, and accelerate growth has distinguished ACP from its peers. RCP believes their disciplined selection and vast experience in improving and growing businesses has made them one of the premier firms in the lower middle market.
“We truly appreciate this recognition from our partners at RCP and view it as a testament to the quality of our ACP team who works hard every day to try and create value for our management teams and investment partners,” said Managing Partner Rob Langley.
“RCP Advisors has been an outstanding investment and thought partner for ACP since we started the firm in 2016, and we’re incredibly honored to receive this award for our team’s body of work in 2022,” said Managing Partner Chris Jones.
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About RCP Advisors
Founded in 2001, RCP Advisors, a subsidiary of P10, Inc. (NYSE: PX), is a private equity investment firm that provides access to lower middle market private equity fund managers through funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds, as well as provides advisory and research services. RCP believes that it is one of the largest fund sponsors focused on the lower middle market segment of the North American private equity market.
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