The Riverside Company is an American worldwide private equity firm focused on investing in growing small and medium-sized enterprises (with a value of up to $250 million/€200 million). Since its founding in 1988, the firm has invested in more than 430 acquisitions. As of July 2013, Riverside's global investment portfolio includes more than 75 companies with approximately 13,000 employees. Riverside has offices and makes investments across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm’s investors include the some of world’s leading pension funds, endowments, funds of funds, insurance companies and banks.