Founded in 2001, RCP Advisors, a federally registered investment adviser,* is a private equity investment firm that provides access to North American lower middle market private equity fund managers primarily through funds-of-funds, secondary funds, co-investment funds, as well as private credit solutions through its affiliate, Five Points Credit. Additionally, RCP Advisors provides advisory and research services. RCP Advisors is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional operations in Newport Beach, California; Dallas, Texas; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
RCP generally works with buyout fund managers with funds of between $250 million and $1 billion in committed capital. These fund managers then seek to invest in lower middle sized companies - typically, with $10 million to $250 million in enterprise value.
RCP’s market knowledge, investment process, and deep and long-standing relationships within the private equity community are integral to accessing and selecting what RCP believes to be the most successful fund managers. With $8.5+ billion in committed capital** and 49 full-time professionals as of May 18, 2020, RCP believes that it is one of the largest, most experienced and respected fund sponsors focused on the lower middle market segment of the North American private equity market.
RCP's partners have made substantial personal investments in both the Firm and its investment funds. While private equity investment management is RCP’s primary line of business, the Firm also provides investment advice to a limited number of non-discretionary advisory clients and Separate Accounts (which may be discretionary or non-discretionary). In addition, RCP offers certain-qualified clients access to the Firm's subscription-based private fund manager research platform. The research platform is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest or provide investment management services.
*Registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training. **Committed capital is calculated based on aggregate committed capital to all funds advised by RCP since the Firm’s inception in 2001 (including RCP’s non‐discretionary advisory accounts as well as RCP Funds and advisory accounts that have since been sold, dissolved, or otherwise wound down or are otherwise no longer under advisement by RCP). Does not include assets managed or advised by Columbia Partners Private Capital or RCP’s ancillary products or services.