Wells Fargo and Norwest


Wells Fargo is a main institutional limited partner to Norwest Equity Partners, Norwest Mezzanine Partners, and Norwest Venture Partners, growth equity and middle market investment firms.

Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a leading middle market investment firm founded in 1961. NEP invests equity capital in companies that are leaders in their industry with a proven business model which has demonstrated the ability to generate profits. Over the course of its investment period, NEP works directly with business owners to drive sustainable growth and create unique investment strategies that deliver long-term value. NEP has extensive experience with management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings, including working with founder and family-owned companies. Targeted equity investment size range for each transaction is $30mm-$250+mm and desired industries for investment opportunities include agriculture, business services, consumer, distribution, industrials, energy and healthcare. NEP is currently investing NEP X, a $1.6b fund.

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Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP), headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, invests subordinated debt and equity securities to support investments led by private equity sponsors with whom NMP has an existing relationship. NMP focuses on $20 mm-$75 mm investments in profitable, cash-flowing middle market businesses and operates as a standalone investment partnership that has an affiliation with NEP. NMP is currently investing NMP IV, a $1.2b fund.

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Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a premiere venture and growth equity (GE) investment firm with more than $7.5B in capital under management. The firm has funded more than 600 companies since inception. As of early 2018, the firm has approximately 140 active companies across its venture and growth equity portfolio. The firm invests in early to late stage companies across a wide range of sectors with a focus on consumer, enterprise, and healthcare. The firm offers a deep network of connections, operating experience, and a wide range of impactful services to help CEOs and founders scale their businesses. Norwest has offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, with subsidiaries in India and Israel. Wells Fargo is the firm’s main institutional limited partner.

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