CPC Partners hires VP and associate

Carlson Private Capital Partners, a middle-market investment firm formed by the Carlson family, has named Emma Gergen as a vice president and Ali Stewart as an associate. Previously, Gergen worked at Norwest Equity Partners while Stewart was at Northwestern Mutual Capital.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 10, 2019 – Carlson Private Capital Partners (“CPC or CPC Partners”), a privately held middle-market investment firm formed by the Carlson family, is pleased to announce the addition of Emma Gergen as a Vice President and Ali Stewart as an Associate.

Emma joins CPC from Norwest Equity Partners where she was responsible for underwriting and executing middle market transactions in support of growth financings, recapitalizations and leveraged buyouts. Emma also worked closely with management teams to oversee investments across a variety of industries. Emma graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Previously Ali was an analyst at Northwestern Mutual Capital where she worked on the investment team evaluating and executing numerous private debt and equity transactions. Ali graduated, magna cum laude, from Boston College.
Emma and Ali join Andy Cantwell, Managing Partner, and Taylor Moore, Partner, who launched the firm in mid-2018 after spending twelve years at Norwest Equity Partners in Minneapolis.

About Carlson Private Capital Partners
Carlson Private Capital Partners is a private investment firm that invests family capital in businesses best served by an investment partner focused on the long-term view and a tailored approach to a business ownership transition. Our investment platform is backed by the Carlson family and deeply rooted in a legacy of entrepreneurship and operational excellence. Our firm is inherently different. Our patient and flexible capital offers significant advantages over traditional, institutional private equity firms without sacrificing any of the speed, sophistication or access to resources. For more information, visit

About Carlson
Now in its third generation of closely-held family ownership, Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and territories throughout the world. A global leader in the travel industry, the foundation of the Carlson portfolio of businesses is the world’s premier business and travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel. For more information, visit www.carlson.com.