e2p Closes Second Fund at $546 Million

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (e2p), a private equity firm based in Chicago and specializing in the food, consumer, and packaging industries, has announced the successful closing of its second fund, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners II (e2p II or Fund II), securing $546 million in aggregate capital commitments.

Fund II will continue e2p’s strategy of pursuing control-oriented investments in companies within the food, consumer, and packaging sectors, specifically targeting businesses with at least $50 million in revenue. The e2p team’s extensive operational experience and executive networks position them as ideal partners for family-held businesses and corporate carve-outs. Post-investment, e2p collaborates closely with management teams to implement its proprietary North Star Smart Investing Program as part of a comprehensive Business Transformation Plan (BTP). This plan aims to grow value within each investment by setting clear goals and performance expectations, thereby aligning objectives and rewards for all stakeholders.

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Mark Burgett, e2p Managing Partner, expressed gratitude for the investor support, stating, “We are pleased and humbled by the investor support for our second fund. We view Fund II’s successful capital raise as a testament to the team we have built and our demonstrated ability to deploy capital into compelling opportunities.” Fund II attracted a diverse range of investors, including pension funds, endowments, family offices, and other institutional investors. Burgett emphasized the firm’s commitment to partnering with investors throughout the fund’s lifecycle.

e2p currently manages $1.7 billion in assets and employs nearly 20 professionals with domain expertise across the food, consumer, and packaging industries.


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