Our Origin

Emily Bergstrom founded Ostrom Capital Partners to acquire a business in Chicagoland to run and grow for the long term.  She has dedicated capital and a strong network of advisors for each step of finding, acquiring, and operating the business.    

Ostrom Capital Partners is not a private equity firm, and we don’t think like one.  We see making a long-term investment in a single business in Chicagoland as the best way to invest in the people and communities of the city we love.        

Our Values

We believe that being a good business owner means playing an important role in the community - as an employer, a neighbor, and a leader in civil society. We value and admire businesses that generate a measurable, beneficial social impact alongside their financial returns. We believe in the power of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and will incorporate employee equity sharing in our management strategy.