Over the last 30 years...

MDP has a history in Chicago that dates back to the early 1980s when its founders built a $2.6 billion management buyout and venture capital portfolio at First Chicago Venture Capital. Since the founders established MDP as an independent firm in 1992, the firm has raised seven funds with aggregate capital of approximately $23 billion, and has completed investments in more than 130 companies.

MDP’s industry-focused investment approach has been in place for more than 30 years. The firm has five dedicated industry verticals: Basic Industries; Business & Government Software and Services; Financial & Transaction Services; Health Care; and Telecom, Media & Technology Services.

Today, Madison Dearborn is investing its seventh fund, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VII, which has $4.4 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Our investor base is composed of limited partners from across the globe, including endowments, foundations, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Middle and Upper-Middle Market Focus

MDP pursues investments in established middle and upper-middle market companies located primarily in the United States.

Sector Expertise

We have built a long and successful track record investing within five industry sectors across multiple economic, capital markets and industry cycles. Our industry team leaders have substantially spent their entire careers dedicated to a single industry, and have significant experience investing and operating in specific industry sectors.

Leading Midwest Franchise

We are deeply involved in the Chicago and Midwest business, civic and philanthropic communities, and our firm benefits from a strong reputation and unique set of contacts and relationships cultivated during the last three decades.

Flexible Investment Approach

We have achieved long-term success pursuing both buyout and growth equity transactions. We employ an investment style that focuses primarily on the quality of the business, its prospects and its leadership, and only secondarily on the type of investment structure, which can include both control and minority positions.

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