Founder-focused investors can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, access capital, and pave the way to a successful exit.

That was the case for Windy City Wire, an Illinois company that began working with Seidler Equity Partners in the mid-2000s, eventually leading to a $465 million sale. It’s a story of perseverance and partnership that is instructive for founder-owned businesses considering the next chapter for themselves and their companies. The following account details how:

  • Windy City Wire navigated its early years before partnering with Seidler
  • Company leaders focused on finding a less-intrusive partnership
  • Working with William Blair, the sale was finalized despite COVID-19 challenges