About Carousel Capital

Carousel Capital is focused in the SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, which is consistently one of the fastest growing regions in the country and the largest contributor to GDP in the nation.


Carousel Capital is a private equity investment firm that invests in companies headquartered in the Southeastern United States. This region produces the most GDP, has the most net private sector job growth and the largest population of any geographic region in the nation. In addition, the Southeast accounts for 28% of all U.S. private companies, 19% of all U.S. mergers and acquisitions and six of the top ten states ranked by business climate in the United States. The Southeast also ranks as the best region in the United States for the quality of the workforce, cost of doing business and cost of living. In fact, the Southeast would represent the third largest economy in the world if ranked against all other countries by GDP. Despite the opportunities that exist within this region, only 2% of U.S. private equity capital raised has been domiciled in the Southeast (1).


Since its founding in 1996, Carousel Capital has earned a reputation with both investors and business owners for successful investing within the Southeast. Carousel’s unparalleled CEO investor network, direct deal sourcing capabilities, experienced investment team and successful investment track record uniquely position the firm to be the partner of choice for small buyout opportunities within the Southeast.


Carousel Capital’s experience in forging partnerships with management teams in many different circumstances allows the firm to demonstrate creativity in finding the right capital solutions for companies. Having raised approximately $1.2 billion across five private equity funds since its founding, Carousel Capital has the capital and expertise to continue to be the best possible choice for management teams across the region seeking a private equity solution.


While the vast majority of Carousel Capital’s funding is provided by institutional investors, the firm has a tradition of gathering a select group of current and former Chief Executive Officers of companies through the Southeast to invest in its funds. These executives have strong ties to their local business communities, provide introductions to local companies and reinforce Carousel’s reputation within their markets. The more than 100 Carousel CEO investors, when combined with the firm’s longstanding relationships with attorneys, accountants, families and other intermediaries within the region, create a formidable relationship network for assisting our companies and sourcing investments throughout the Southeast.

1 – Sources – U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Bureau, Joint Economic Committee, CNBC and Preqin.