Rural American Fund is a Chicago-based private equity firm that focuses on making partnership investments in growing middle-market rural American companies, principally in agriculture or ag-related businesses.
RAF partners with owners and management of companies with a focus on assisting with operational improvements and supporting growth initiatives. The three Principals of RAF bring over 50 years of private equity, corporate development and middle market merger and acquisition experience to the firm while the four advisory team members, all successful entrepreneurs, bring operational leadership.
The team's combined experiences enable RAF to have a deeper understanding of business fundamentals and industry sector trends and allow the firm to assist in enhancing the performance of the companies with which it partners. RAF's focus is on building strong relationships with proven management teams and supporting them with the execution of their strategies.