NextGen Growth Partners (“NextGen”), a leading private equity firm that partners with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and management teams to invest in sustainable, growing companies, announced today that it has named Josh Dennis as Principal and Parker Dwyer as Senior Associate. Both are early members of the firm’s investment team.
Mr. Dennis has been with NextGen since its founding in 2016 and has played a leading role in deploying the firm’s inaugural fund. He was significantly engaged in the closing of each of the firm’s investments and continues to work closely with several portfolio companies. Mr. Dennis has also been involved in recruiting and developing the investment professional team, and he has played a key role in establishing the critical processes and thesis areas central to the firm’s investment philosophy.
Mr. Dwyer joined NextGen in 2018 and is responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution, and monitoring of investments. He is also critically involved in the creation and refinement of the firm’s infrastructure, processes, and thesis development that has led to the closing of numerous platform and add-on acquisitions. Mr. Dwyer also works closely with many NextGen portfolio companies.
Managing Partner Brian O’Connor said, “We are excited to formally promote Josh and Parker. They have both been instrumental in the investing and operational aspects of the firm, and this is a highly deserved recognition of their overall contributions. We are confident that they will continue to be valuable leaders of the NextGen investment team as we enter this next phase of growth and the deployment of our second fund.”
About NextGen Growth Partners
Headquartered in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, NextGen Growth Partners is a private equity firm that partners with the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent to acquire, operate and grow lower middle market businesses across a variety of industries. The team has a strong track record of creating value through growth and operational improvement in middle market businesses. For more information, please visit nextgengp.com.
Mackenzie Hill, NGP Operations Manager