November 1, 2022
Shorehill Recognized for Fourth Time by Inc. Magazine as a Founder-Friendly Investor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 1, 2022


Shorehill Capital LLC (“Shorehill”) is very pleased to announce our fourth consecutive inclusion in Inc. magazine’s list of top Founder-Friendly Investors.  The 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors list acknowledges investors with a track record of successfully partnering with entrepreneurs.  Shorehill has appeared on the select list each year since its inception in 2019.  To create the list, Inc. spoke directly with entrepreneurs about their experience with their investors.


“Shorehill Capital is thrilled to once again be recognized by Inc. for the partnerships we’ve built with entrepreneurs,” said Dave Hawkins, Managing Partner.  “We work diligently with founders and entrepreneurs to be good stewards of the legacy they created, and we work together with them to build upon their high-quality businesses and prepare those businesses for long-term growth.  We are humbled that those we have partnered with have acknowledged our support and commitment to creating value for all stakeholders.”


Over the last twelve months, the Shorehill team has cultivated new and existing partnerships with several entrepreneurs.


“Shorehill’s experience partnering with founder-owned businesses and investing in value-added distribution made them the right partner to support the future growth of the business.  It was important that we select a partner that not only could provide strategic guidance but also value our employees and the culture we have built over the years.”

Charlie Jaques, former majority owner/current CEO, Ascent Lifting

“With Shorehill we have found a true partner that understands our business, appreciates our legacy, and supports our ongoing investment in our employees and our customers. I am thrilled with the progress we have made together, and the Shorehill team’s support was critically important in completing the ACE transaction earlier this year.”

Brian Kellen, former majority owner/current CEO, Flexpak

“From the first meeting with Rob Hogan (Shorehill Managing Director), I recognized that Shorehill was different from most parties interested in acquiring my company.  Subsequent meetings only reinforced that belief.  Since our transaction, the investments, growth, philosophies, and culture were right in line with — or exceeded — my expectations.  I could not be more pleased with my decision.”

Glenn Siemer, former owner, Accurate


About Shorehill Capital

Shorehill Capital LLC is a Chicago-based private equity firm with a passion for creating superior companies.  We are focused on making control equity investments in North American engineered industrial products, industrial services, and value-added distribution companies with EBITDA between $3.0 million and $15.0 million and add-ons of any size.  Shorehill seeks opportunities with differentiated business models where our experience, network and investment management approach can have a significant impact on the performance of the business.  For nearly 30 years our 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

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