April 05, 2021
Gauge Capital Named to Grady Campbell's 2021 TOP PE Firms in the Middle Market List

Southlake, TX – Gauge Capital (“Gauge”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the middle market, announced today that it has been named a 2021 TOP 50 PE Firm in The Middle Market™. In naming Gauge to this list, the TOP 50 PE Firms recognizes Gauge as a private equity investment partner of choice for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.

Drew Johnson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gauge Capital, said, “At Gauge Capital, we are committed to being the private equity partner of choice for entrepreneurs, owners, and independent investors. Our focus is to be the value-added partner who helps with the heavy lifting required post-closing to achieve significant growth. Our partners know they can count on us to be in it for the long haul. We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the 2021 TOP 50 PE Firms in The Middle Market.”

As a middle market private equity firm, Gauge Capital partners with owners, managers, and equity stakeholders of successful companies to maximize their potential. As the largest investor in its own funds, the firm’s interests are aligned with those of its partners. The firm’s primary aim is long-term, sustainable value creation through transformational change as well as organic and strategically acquired growth.

“We have a history of superior performance in our returns and the performance of the companies with which we partner. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the 2021 TOP 50 PE Firms in The Middle Market, and we know that our success is due to the talent and hard work of our team and of our portfolio company partnerships,” said Gauge Capital Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tom McKelvey.

The Top PE Firms in the Middle Market is the original awards program for leading middle market private equity firms. Established in 2016, the Top PE Firms is the oldest and most respected program designed specifically to acknowledge and promote small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market. Recognition in the Top 50 PE Firms is widely regarded by private equity professionals, business owners, investment banks, and limited partners as a significant honor. Since its inception, TOP 50 PE Firms have earned the respect of their peers, the media, and the public-at-large as a reliable, unbiased source of PE referrals in the middle market.

“Gauge Capital clearly demonstrates the attributes of a top middle market private equity firm – strong leadership, excellent track record, and significant deal activity. We are proud to have Gauge Capital on the 2021 list,” said Nathan Grady, Director, TOP 50 PE Firms in The Middle Market. To learn more about the 2021 Top PE Firms in the Middle Market program, visit