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February 2020

Gridiron Capital Completes Sale of Dent Wizard to Dealer Tire

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New Canaan, CT, February 6, 2020 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced sale of Dent Wizard (the “Company”), the largest national provider of automotive reconditioning services and vehicle protection products, to Dealer Tire, […]

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January 2020

Gridiron Capital’s Kallie Hapgood named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

The interview below is written by Mary Kathleen Flynn, Editor-in-Chief, Mergers & Acquisitions How are you advancing the state of women? In 2019, Gridiron increased the number of female employees by 50 percent and promoted 30 percent of females already at the firm. We have also established a Women’s Initiative to encourage female entrepreneurs and […]

December 2019

Gridiron Capital Expands Business Development Capabilities

NEW CANAAN, CT, December, 3, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce it has promoted Sean Kelley to Managing Director, Business Development and added and promoted Ty Black to Associate as part of the Business Development Team. Mr. […]

November 2019

Gridiron Partners with Housatonic Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes for Veterans

DANBURY, CT, November 11, 2019 – Gridiron Capital is partnering with Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, the local housing nonprofit, to build homes for Veterans and their families. According to Housatonic Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Fran Normann, “We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Gridiron Capital of New Canaan who will act as the […]

November 2019

Gridiron Capital Continues to Build on Information and Process Technology, Digital, Data and AI Capabilities

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NEW CANAAN, CT, November 7, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Jeff Steinhorn has joined the firm’s team as an Operating Partner. Gridiron Capital continues to invest in its capabilities in information and process technology, digital […]

November 2019

Gridiron Capital Announces New Team Member

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NEW CANAAN, CT, November 21, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Nick Weido has joined the firm as senior associate. In this role, Mr. Weido will focus on new investment opportunities, due diligence, and value creation […]

September 2019

Gridiron Capital Promotes Chris King and Doug Rosenstein to Principal

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NEW CANAAN, CT, September, 17, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) is pleased to announce that Chris King and Doug Rosenstein have been promoted to Principal. Mr. King and Mr. Rosenstein both joined Gridiron Capital in 2015 as senior associates and were promoted to vice president in 2016 and Principal in 2019. Chris is […]

July 2019

Gridiron Capital Named A Top Private Equity Firm For Entrepreneurs

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Gridiron Capital, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to Inc.’s inaugural list of top founder-friendly private equity firms. Tom Burger, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Gridiron, commented, “We are honored by Inc. Magazine’s recognition. Gridiron is a different kind of investment firm. As former founders, members of our own family […]

May 2019

Gridiron Capital Partners With Colibri Group

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New Canaan, CT, May 2, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) is pleased to announce an investment in Colibri Group (“Colibri” or the “Company”), a leading national provider of online learning solutions for licensed professionals operating in regulated end markets. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Colibri Group operates a family of brands dedicated to […]

April 2019

Gridiron Capital Announces Partnership with Jacent Strategic Merchandising

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New Canaan, CT, April 25, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”) is pleased to announce an investment in Jacent Strategic Merchandising (“Jacent” or the “Company”), the leading supplier and service provider of impulse merchandising solutions to the grocery, mass, drug and e-commerce retail channels. Headquartered in Huntington Valley, PA, Jacent was formed in 2016 […]