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CD&R Named to Inc.’s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors List

CD&R Named to Inc.’s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors List
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") is proud to share that it has been named to Inc.’s 2023 Founder-Friendly Investors List. The award honors private equity, venture capital and debt firms with the strongest track records of success in partnering with entrepreneurs and accelerating growth for their businesses.

Inc. surveyed entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms to develop the Founder-Friendly Investors list. The entrepreneurs detailed their experiences partnering with various firms and shared data on how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships. This award highlights CD&R as one of 218 firms selected as trusted partners by business owners.

Since 1978, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $46 billion in over 120 businesses representing a broad range of industries, collaboratively partnering with management teams to build businesses for the long-term.

To see the complete list and selection methodology, visit 

Disclaimer: This award was provided by Inc. on October 31, 2023. CD&R submitted a nomination and paid a participation fee to be considered for this list.

About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger, more profitable businesses primarily in the Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology sectors. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $46 billion in over 120 companies with an aggregate transaction value of more than $190 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London with a team of 115+ investment professionals and 10 full time Operating Partners and 35 Advisors to CD&R Funds. For more information, please visit and follow the Firms activities through LinkedIn and @CDRBuilds on X/Twitter.

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