Lake Capital

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Lake Capital Partners
Industry Private equity
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Founder Terence Graunke and Paul Yovovich
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
Products Leveraged buyout, Growth capital
Total assets $1.3 billion
Number of employees

Lake Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth capital and leveraged buyout investments in lower middle market companies across a range of service businesses. Lake focuses on marketing, finance, operation and infrastructure, specialty services, healthcare, specialty consumer services, technology, and business process outsourcing.

In addition to traditional leveraged buyout transactions, Lake focuses on investing in rollup investments around a platform company.[1]

The firm, which is based in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1998 by Terence Graunke and Paul Yovovich.[2] The firm has raised approximately $1.3 billion since inception across its two funds. Prior to raising its 2002 debut fund with $500 million of commitments, Lake raised capital on a deal-by-deal basis.[3] In 2005, Lake raised its second fund, with $800 million of investor commitments.


  1. ^ Lake Capital: Approach (company website)
  2. ^ "Lake Capital: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Retrieved 2016-08-12. 
  3. ^ Lake Capital raises $500m for debut fund. Financial News, March 20, 2003

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