Inc. Honors Eagle for Investments in Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs


ATLANTE, October 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inc. announced today Eagle Merchant Partners earned a coveted spot in its fourth edition Investors who are friends of the founders list, rewarding private equity and venture capital firms with the most successful track record of supporting entrepreneurs.

“To fully invest in an entrepreneur and his innovative vision involves much more than financial investment. By developing relationships with entrepreneurs and supporting them over the long term, these private equity firms are more than investors, they are partners,” says Scott Omelianukeditor of Inc. media.

“Eagle is honored to receive this recognition by Inc. for the second consecutive year,” said Stockton Croft, Partner, Eagle. “We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of support to people who have been incredibly successful in growing their business by caring for their customers and clients. Relationship building and respect are the cornerstones of Eagle.”

Over the past year, Eagle has carved out a place for itself in the $61 billion the commercial cleaning services industry by investing in Enviro-Master Services and in the $40 billion automotive collision services market by investing in Puget Collision, which represents 19 body shops in the CARSTAR and Fix Auto franchise systems.

The Atlantalower-middle-market enterprise-based private equity firm continues to develop partnerships with ninja code, the world’s largest coding franchise system for kids, and Caliber car washa member-run premium express car wash business that has more than doubled its footprint in the past two years.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who sold to private equity and venture capital firms. The founders completed a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity and venture capital firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies grew during those partnerships.

To see the full list, go to:

About Eagle

Eagle Merchant Partners is a Atlantaprivate equity firm focused on investing in founder-owned businesses offering unique growth opportunities. The partnership is one of the most experienced private equity investors in the region, investing in seventeen companies with over $1.5 billion in income. Eagle Merchant Partners currently invests from Fund I. For more information, visit

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