Primus Capital

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Primus Capital
IndustryPrivate equity
Founded1983; 36 years ago (1983)
HeadquartersCleveland, Ohio, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Key people
Phillip C. Molner (managing partner)
ProductsLeveraged buyout, Growth capital
AUM$900 million
Number of employees

Primus Capital is a private equity firm focused on growth capital, leveraged buyout and leveraged recapitalization investments in middle-market companies. The firm invests primarily in companies in the business services, healthcare and for-profit education sectors.

The firm, which is based in Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1983 as Primus Ventures.[1] Primus' founders, Loyal Wilson and Bill Mulligan, worked together in the private equity group of First Chicago Corporation. The firm has raised approximately $900 million since inception across six funds. Primus completed fundraising for its sixth fund, with $275 million of investor commitments, in 2008, roughly the same size as its predecessor fund, raised in 2000.

Primus has completed dozens of investments since inception. Among the most notable companies, in which Primus has invested include: Three Eagles Communications, MetroPCS (NYSEPCS), Athersys (NASDAQATHX) and Marlin Business Services (NASDAQMRLN).


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Primus Capital". Bloomberg Businessweek. 23 December 2015.

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