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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Joseph L. Rice III


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Total investments 24
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 0.55
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 18
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Information Technology

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is the famous VC, which was founded in 1978. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

We also calculated 18 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, startups are often financed by PWP Growth Equity, Fidelity Management and Research Company, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, iHeartMedia, Wellington Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Weston Presidio Capital, Sequoia Capital, Wellington Management.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 36 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Clayton, Dubilier & Rice performs on 15 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SmileDirectClub, SquareTrade, Vets First Choice For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Hospital, Pharmaceutical. Besides, a startup needs to be aged more than 20 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$60M17 May 2022 Westford, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$240M14 May 2021 Jacksonville, Florida, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
17 Mar 2021 Tampa, Florida, United States

Cheney Brothers, Inc.

Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
23 Jul 2020 Miami Beach, Florida, United States

SIG plc

Building Material
$205M01 Jun 2020 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


Professional Services
$637M26 Sep 2019 France, Ile-de-France, France

MOD Super Fast Pizza

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Snack Food
$160M21 May 2019 Bellevue, Washington, United States


Consumer Goods
Health Care
$380M10 Oct 2018 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

PowerTeam Services

Oil and Gas
22 Aug 2018 Cary, North Carolina, United States


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