Norwest Equity Partners is a leading private equity firm that focuses on equity investments in profitable and growing middle-market companies primarily through management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financing. Established in 1961, the company has established itself as one of the premier investment firms in the United States. It has more than $3 billion in capital under management and provides a wide array of equity-based solutions to customers. The company is a leading mezzanine debt provider for investments initiated by private equity sponsors. It undertakes investment in various industries, including distribution, consumer products, health care and manufacturing industries. Norwest Equity Partners is located in Minneapolis.