Boyne Capital Named in Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors

Miami, FL, October 5, 2021 – Inc. today announced its third annual Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track record of success backing entrepreneurs. This is a shift from previous lists—which were called the Private Equity 50—since, for the first time, this year’s list will include venture capital firms, and more than 100 firms will earn our Founder-Friendly seal of approval.

The final list recognizes 146 firms that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to help accelerate growth. All 146 have a successful track record of remaining actively involved in the businesses after their investment.

“Supporting an entrepreneur’s vision and driving growth is more than just a financial investment. It’s about building a relationship and supporting the founders beyond that initial year. These private equity firms treat the founders like partners,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.

Boyne Capital works with business founders by buying into their companies, instead of buying them out. That resonates with a lot of founders.

“My team got there a lot quicker, and we had successful outcome. I don’t think we would have imagined that outcome in two years. We couldn’t be happier with the results,” says Matt Hammon, CEO of Rapid Fire Protection Group, a former portfolio company of Boyne Capital.

Click here to read the full article about how Boyne works with founders.

To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity. Founders filled out a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships.

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Introduced in 2019, the Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most resourceful franchises. It has become a go-to guide for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies while retaining an ownership stake.

The October 2021 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning October 5, 2021.



 About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Boyne Capital

Boyne Capital is a Florida- based private equity firm focused on investment in lower middle market companies. Founded over a decade ago, Boyne has invested hundreds of millions of capital in dozens of companies in the lower middle market. Boyne Capital takes pride in taking a different approach in investing. A more human approach. One that forges lasting and collaborative relationships with companies whose founders and families are still deeply involved in growing their businesses. Boyne Capital focuses on building a close working relationship and mutual understanding with our entrepreneur partners that help them meet their objectives.


Testimonials of portfolio company executives are provided to demonstrate the benefits of working with the Boyne Capital team. They are not provided to solicit investors in a Boyne Capital fund. Some executives featured in testimonials may also have an interest in a Boyne Capital fund; such executive’s testimonial is not offered on the basis of being an investor in a Boyne Capital fund but rather as an executive who works with the Boyne Capital team.

Inc.’s 2021 Founder-Friendly Investors list honors private equity and venture capital firms with the best track record of success backing entrepreneurs. Inc. is unaffiliated with Boyne Capital. Boyne Capital paid a fee to participate in the award selection process. This rating may not be representative of any one client’s or investor’s experience. Further, this recognition is not to be construed as indicative of Boyne Capital’s future performance.

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