Catalyst ranked among “The Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2020” by GrowthCap

The Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2020
Feb. 17, 2021


Greatness in growth equity investing is defined by much more than a firm’s ability to produce strong financial returns. In fact, solid returns are table stakes for being in the game. From a bird’s eye perspective, hundreds of growth equity firms are founded and exist on the premise of deploying and harvesting capital with a lesser focus on how they actually help companies build real long-term value. There are, however, a select segment who think deeply about what they are trying to accomplish, how they are going to get there and with whom. These are the firms that deserve special recognition – these are the firms who earned a spot on GrowthCap’s Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2020 awards list.

As Steve Jobs once said, “The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.”

Over 350 firms were considered for this year’s awards process. Ultimately, awardees were selected based on a thorough evaluation of the nominations received. We focused on the uniqueness of each firm’s approach to growth equity investing as well as how effective and consistent they were in building value for their portfolio companies. The best firms were able to consistently produce exceptional results by having institutionalized strong firm cultures, systems and processes defined by a steadfast commitment to excellence.

When recently asked about his definition of greatness, Tom Brady, perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time, stated “For me, I’ve always tried to be consistent and dependable and knowing that the team would get a certain level of performance out of me every day…It’s something that’s earned, and I think you have to show up everyday with a great attitude, with a great commitment to winning. There’s really no days off… There’s an intensity to what we are trying to accomplish and if you want to be truly great, you gotta bring it everyday.”

GrowthCap is pleased to announce The Top 25 Growth Equity Firms of 2020.

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