Our Location


// Chicago Address

Granite Creek Partners
222 W Adams Street, Suite 1980
Chicago, IL 60606

// China Address

NO. 121 YongHua Street
Shi Qiao Road, Xia Cheng Qu
Hangzhou, China 310022

// Phone

(312) 895 4500

// Fax

(312) 895 4509

Granite Creek Partners is a Chicago-based investment firm founded in 2005 that provides equity and debt capital to public and private companies and innovative specialty finance for underserved industries. Granite Creek pursues situations where a flexible investment approach can deliver unique and highly customized solutions across an array of investment types. With a focus on investing in fundamentally sound U.S.-based middle market companies, Granite Creek looks to accelerate the building of its portfolio companies through global expansion, add on acquisitions and access to growth capital.

Portfolio Highlights

Granite Creek's current portfolio consists of investments in: business services, consumer products distribution, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Recent News

Jun 2016 |

Strong growth drives new additions at Big Joe

Big Lift LLC, manufacturer and distributor of Big Joe brand material handling equipment, will complete of a number of expansion plans next month in response to continuing strong growth in North America. For more information, click here.

Jun 2016 |

Ernst & Young Announces SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award Winner in the Midwest

Ernst & Young announced that Mike Rothman, chairman and CEO of SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property management company, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award in the Midwest. For more information, click here.

Jun 2016 |

SMS Assist, a No-Glamor Start-Up, Becomes a Unicorn

Chicago’s latest unicorn is all about grit. For more information, click here.

Apr 2016 |

Weld consolidates HiPer at KC HQ

Weld Racing L.L.C. has consolidated the operations of its HiPer Technology unit at its Kansas City headquarters. For more information, click here.

Oct 2015 |

Weld Completes HiPer Technology Asset Acquisition

Custom wheel maker Weld Racing L.L.C. has acquired the assets of HiPer Technology Inc., a manufacturer of “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and side-by-side (UTV) vehicles. For more information, click here.

Jul 2015 |

Street and Drift Wheel and Tire Upgrade With Weld Racing and Falken

Weld Wheels are for more than just traveling in a straight line. For more information, click here.

May 2015 |

Jim Clark to present at June 2015 Agri Investment Forum

Granite Creek’s Managing Partner Jim Clark will present at the June 3 & 4, 2015 Agri Investment Forum in Toronto. For more information about the Agri Investment Forum, click here.

May 2015 |

Insight Venture Partners invests in SMS Assist

SMS Assist has received a $45 million investment from New York-based Insight Venture Partners. For more information, click here and here.

Feb 2015 |

Weld presents first President’s award at ‘World of Wheels’

Weld presented it’s first President’s Award at the 2015 O’Reilly’s World of Wheels. For more information about the recipient and other news, click here.

Nov 2014 |

Weld Racing Acquires CCW Wheels

Looking to further expand their wheel offerings, business opportunities, technical capabilities, and appeal to customers, Weld Racing recently acquired wheel manufacturer CCW. For more information, click here.

Current Portfolio

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