Thompson Street Capital Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in service, manufacturing, and distribution businesses that is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and was founded in 2000 by Jim Cooper. According to the firms website (as of November 2019) they have over $2.6 billion under management.
Thompson Street Capital Partners typically invests in Healthcare & life Science services, software & technology services and business services & engineered products. The firm typically invests $5 to $25 million in startup companies with high gross and EBITDA margins. Notable investments made by Thompson Street Capital Partners include: T-Base Communications, Palisade, LifeSpan Biosciences, Marmic Fire & Safety, Savillex, Gurobi Optimization, BCC Software, Revenue Management Solutions, Tabs3 Software, Vetio Animal Health, ControlScan, and Tierpoint.
On July 16, 2018 Thompson Street Capital Partners announced raising an oversubscribed fifth venture capital fund with $1.15 billion in committed capital. The fund will be used to invest in healthcare and life science services, software and technology services and business services and engineered products. Investments will range in size between $5 to $20 million for EBITDA investments and $25 to $150 million for equity investments. The founder and managing partner of Thompson Street Capital Partners, Jim Cooper, made the following statement regarding the firms fifth venture capital fund:
We are very pleased and honored to have received such a strong level of support for TSCP V from our existing and new investors. The demand for this fund is a testament to the dedication of our team, our differentiated strategy and approach, and our investors’ confidence in our consistent performance of delivering attractive returns. We will continue to build upon our long and proven track record of being good partners – maintaining companies’ hard-earned reputations while providing the right environment and resources for accelerated growth.