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AV Capital is an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm comprised of experienced investors with a proven track record of success.


AV Capital is owned and managed by Vernon Bryant, a former co-leader of the Middle Market investment practice at Austin Ventures, one of the most established venture capital firms in the nation with $3.9 billion under management and a 30+ year track record of investing in entrepreneurial businesses. We are focused on partnering with talented management teams to transition closely-held middle market companies to institutional ownership and accelerate growth. As relationship-oriented investors, we bring a patient approach and a long term perspective to building market leading companies.

The AV Capital investment team has deployed nearly $700 million of equity capital in 13 platform companies and delivered outstanding investment returns. We invest in niche manufacturing, specialty distribution, and business services companies across a variety of end markets. Business owners have chosen to partner with us because of our strong values and culture, our extensive investment experience and network of relationships, and our history of success in supporting management teams to grow outstanding middle market companies.


Our reputation is our most valuable asset and a reflection of our core values.
Integrity: We are honest, loyal, and always do the right thing.
Transparency: We are straightforward and fully disclosive in our communication.
Teamwork: We are consensus builders, make decisions together, and share in the outcome.
Excellence: We set a high standard for ourselves and consistently go the extra mile.
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