Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised seven funds with aggregate capital of approximately $23 billion and has completed investments in over 130 companies. Prior to forming the firm, MDP’s founders built a $2.6 billion management buyout and venture capital portfolio at First Chicago Corporation dating back to the early 1980s.
MDP’s objective is to invest in companies in partnership with outstanding management teams to achieve significant long-term appreciation in equity value. A flexible investment approach, encompassing both management buyouts and structured minority investments, has been a key tenet to MDP’s investment philosophy for several decades.
MDP’s founders adopted an industry focused investment approach over 30 years ago, and the firm has six dedicated teams that have long and successful track records of investing in their respective sectors. The six industry verticals are:
MDP operates from a single office in Chicago. The firm has 43 investment professionals, consisting of 30 Principals and 13 Associates.
A strong belief in a partnership approach is at the center of our business philosophy. This approach has served us well over decades of investing, and we believe it distinguishes us as a partner of choice for many first class management teams looking to transform, grow or improve their businesses.