Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services provider, has partnered with private equity firm Gauge Capital in a bid to help fund acquisitions to grow its geographical scope and service capabilities.  

The company’s brand, leadership and employees will remain in place. Gauge Capital will provide financial support and strategic guidance.

Gauge invests in high-potential management teams of medium-sized businesses that desire a partner to maximize their potential and create an extraordinary outcome. Their interests are aligned with those of Schlesinger Group and their primary aim for this investment is long-term, sustainable value creation through organic and strategically-acquired growth.

Commenting on the news, Steve Schlesinger, CEO, Schlesinger Group said, “My partner, Mike Sullivan, and I are working with our leadership team on building the next chapter in our company’s development and Gauge provides the best opportunity for us to achieve these goals. Gauge’s cultural fit, goals for our business, and expertise in business growth will help us accelerate our growth as we move into the future. Through Gauge’s resources and expertise, we are poised to achieve increased capabilities and faster expansion, innovation, and talent acquisition.”

Tom McKelvey, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gauge Capital added, “Schlesinger Group has demonstrated steady growth, strong partnerships with its client base and an enviable reputation for quality. The company and its experienced leaders provide the ideal platform from which to achieve our shared vision for growth.’