Norwest Equity Partners

Investing in middle market companies since 1961.

Our Mission

As an investment firm with global presence and Midwest roots, our mission is to invest capital and build businesses that create long-term value. Since 1961, we have raised over $5 billion of capital, delivered quality investments, and generated exceptional returns.

Our portfolio companies have ready access to the experience and resources they need to provide enduring products and services, strengthen the economy, and support their communities.

This is a shared mission among our firm and portfolio companies.


Resourceful. Approachable. Versatile.

“As a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company, NEP’s partnership was incredibly essential and valuable, helping us to establish critical disciplines that were necessary for our young company and even more so as we grew much larger. Along the way, it became even clearer just how great of a partner NEP was to Life Time during those times when we faced challenges that many growing companies encounter. They were there, they were committed, and they were tremendously helpful. Ultimately, they were the perfect partner in helping Life Time transition to its next era as a public company. I could never have asked for or imagined a better partner.”

Bahram Akradi Life Time Fitness

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