Company Profile

The Rise Companies (Rise) invests in mature and growing companies in the manufacturing and industrial industries with revenue from $10-50 MM. The companies in those industries will have a durable, proven business model and be located in the US Southeast.


Rise is currently looking for companies to invest in that are primarily located in North Carolina but also companies in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

Structure and Profitability

Rise requires controlling interest in all investments that it makes. Their investments include companies that have demonstrated historical profitability and positive cash flow.


Management teams are integral to the value of a business, and The Rise Companies looks for businesses with strong and dedicated management teams with whom we can form long-term partnerships.  For active business owners seeking to transition away from the company, we will consider opportunities where the next level of leadership is ready to ascend to lead the company.

The Rise Companies believes in developing appropriate incentive plans for the management teams of each portfolio company.

Decentralized Operating Structure

Our portfolio companies’ management teams operate autonomously, only enhanced by the resources and expertise of the Rise Companies’s team. These benefits include shared customer and vendor relationships and IT and HR support. This decentralized but cooperative organizational structure stimulates synergies between our businesses while encouraging entrepreneurship.


Long-Term Focus

Our model is not constrained by traditional private equity investment metrics and goals. We are focused on deploying our capital to support and grow our portfolio of businesses and create value for the long term.



The Rise Companies operates in a low-leverage model. We believe that low leverage allows companies the best opportunity to reach their full potential as we seek long-term value instead of quick returns.



With our focus on helping founder and family-owned companies transition to the next generation of thoughtful and committed ownership, we understand the importance of purposeful focus on all key stakeholders. These stakeholders include employees, clients, vendors, and communities.