In a year that didn’t see as many exits as the year before, the Riverside Co. continued to take advantage of the sellers’ market, exiting seven investments and making it one of the most frequent sellers of companies in the middle market in 2015 and Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2015 Seller of the Year.

The Cleveland-based firm had embarked on an exit spree in 2014 and continued its strategy in 2015. In 2014, Riverside visited every one of its portfolio companies to determine which were ready for exit. This practice, coupled by the strong valuations being paid, led Riverside to exit some companies a little earlier than the firm might have under different circumstances.

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