CIVC recruits Canderan as business development director

CIVC Partners has named Nicholas Canderan as director of business development. Previously, Canderan worked at Axial.


Chicago, IL – CIVC Partners (“CIVC”), a lower middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and financial services sectors, announced today that Nicholas (“Nick”) Canderan has joined the firm as Director of Business Development.

Mr. Canderan has more than eight years of sales and business development experience, most recently spending the past five years at Axial, the leading deal network for middle market M&A professionals. At Axial, Nick was responsible for working with middle-market private equity firms to improve their business development efforts. He was also instrumental in building out Axial’s network of intermediaries across the United States.

J.D. Wright, Partner at CIVC, said “Nick has built an extensive network of relationships and has strong experience in deal origination and intermediary relationship management. We are thrilled to welcome Nick to the CIVC team as we continue to seek compelling investment opportunities for our recently raised Fund V ($400M), as well as for add-on investments to our existing portfolio companies.”

About CIVC Partners
CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high growth middle market companies in the business services and financial services sectors. Since 1989, the team has invested just under $1.6 billion in 61 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund V. More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at