November 13, 2023
Shorehill Recognized for Fifth Time by Inc. Magazine as a Founder-Friendly Investor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 13, 2023


Shorehill Capital LLC (“Shorehill”) is very pleased to announce our fifth consecutive inclusion in Inc. magazine’s list of top Founder-Friendly Investors.¹ Shorehill has appeared on the select list each year since its inception in 2019. The 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors list acknowledges investors with a track record of successfully partnering with entrepreneurs. To create the list, Inc. spoke directly with entrepreneurs about their experience with investors.


“Shorehill recognizes the tremendous legacies built by the founders with whom we partner,” said Dave Hawkins, Managing Partner. “We commit to each founder that we will be good stewards of their legacy, and it is highly rewarding to know that our partners acknowledge this approach. Our appearance on this list year after year is testament to both the Shorehill team and the founders we have been lucky enough to work with over the years.”


We believe entrepreneurs choose to partner with Shorehill because we offer:


• An EXPERIENCED team with numerous successful investments through multiple economic cycles
INDUSTRIAL sector expertise with a well-honed investment approach
• An OPERATIONAL MINDSET to drive value creation in partnership with management
• An EXTENSIVE NETWORK of executives and advisors to help generate better outcomes
• Significant general partner COMMITMENT that enhances alignment with management teams
• A strategy with MODERATE LEVERAGE enabling management to focus on the execution of strategic plans
• A collaborative approach centered on TRANSPARENCY and INTEGRITY


Please contact Rob Hogan to discuss a partnership with Shorehill.


About Shorehill Capital
Shorehill Capital LLC is a Chicago-based private equity firm with a passion for creating superior companies. Shorehill is focused on making control equity investments in North American engineered industrial products, industrial services, and value-added distribution companies with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $150 million, and add-ons of any size. Shorehill seeks opportunities with differentiated business models where its experience, network and investment management approach can have a significant impact on the performance of the business. For nearly 30 years Shorehill’s partners have worked with middle market business leaders to accelerate growth and improve operational performance through structured investment management plans. For additional information, please visit


¹Shorehill has been recognized by Inc. Media as a founder-friendly investor over multiple years.  As part of the qualification process, Inc. Media contacted past and present founders from Shorehill’s investment portfolio to ask them about their experience partnering with Shorehill.  Shorehill was one of multiple firms to receive this recognition.  This rating may not be representative of any investor’s experience and is not indicative of any future performance.  Shorehill paid Inc. Media approximately $1,990 for its application in 2023 and $3,245 in 2023 to use Inc’s Founder Friendly logo.  Since investment advisers pay Inc. Media to apply for the recognition and to use the logo each year, Inc. Media has an incentive to offer recognition to investment advisers creating a material conflict of interest.  This rating may not be representative of any one investor’s experience and is not indicative of any future performance.


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