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Norwest Equity Partners (NEP)

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 110
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 103
Rounds per year 1.80
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
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Exits 54
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
  • Software
  • Retail

In 1961 was created Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Minneapolis.

Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) works on 17 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consumer Goods, Internet. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 16-20 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Life Time Fitness, GoHealth, Skinit, Inc..

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), startups are often financed by XFactor Ventures, Techstars Boulder Accelerator, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Antares Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, BMO Capital Markets. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Norwest Mezzanine Partners, US Department of Energy, TZP Group.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Consumer Goods
01 Feb 2021 Georgia, United States


18 Jun 2019 Texas, United States

Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

03 Oct 2018 New York, New York, United States

Wahoo Fitness

Health Care
Personal Health
28 Jul 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Ramsey Industries

Machinery Manufacturing
08 Nov 2017 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States


Information Technology
Virtual Reality
06 Mar 2017 Minnesota, United States

West Star Aviation

Air Transportation
02 May 2016 Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

Bix Produce

Natural Resources
Organic Food
21 Dec 2015 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States


Business Development
Document Management
Service Industry
02 Nov 2015 Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States


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