More than 30 Years Focused on the Smaller End of the Middle Market

When Béla Szigethy founded this firm from his apartment on Riverside Drive in 1988, he thought it was only honest to put “Company” in the firm’s name. That’s because “Riverside Partners” wouldn’t work – he was the sole employee – and “Riverside Capital” would stretch the truth – he hardly had any capital.

Béla began working in the smaller end of the middle market (SEMM) because The Riverside Company only had capital for small deals. More than 30 years, later, Riverside remains focused on the SEMM by choice. 

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How We Got Here - Riverside's Timeline

1988

The Riverside Company is founded on Riverside Drive in New York City by Béla Szigethy

1989

The first platform investment with aerospace company Future Metals

The first European office opens in Budapest

1993

Stewart Kohl joins as an equal partner to Béla Szigethy and establishes the Cleveland office

1997

Riverside launches its second product with Riverside Europe 

Riverside hires its first operating partner

2002

Riverside significantly expands its origination capabilities

2004

Riverside surpasses $1 billion in Assets Under Management

2005

Riverside Micro-Cap launches under the leadership of Loren Schlachet

2008

Riverside Asia/Pacific launches 

2013

Riverside launches its first Structured Capital strategy - Riverside Strategic Capital

2016

Riverside Acceleration Capital launches


Riverside Credit Solutions launches

2017

Riverside welcomes Parkwood LLC as a minority stakeholder

2019

Riverside Technology Capital Solutions launches


Riverside Value launches

The Riverside Company takes pride in our growth-oriented approach to our investments

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