Why Bolivar?

We know that business owners are too limited in their exit and succession options. Private equity, family succession, dealing with brokers and running a process, are oftentimes not the right fit. You’ve built your company from the ground up. It’s your legacy, hard-work, sweat, tears, and you deserve better than the traditional approaches that won’t honor & grow upon what you’ve built.


This is where we come in.


We understand the challenges and nuances that come with running a small business and we are here to take your foundation and GROW. We’re looking to partner with ONE amazing business that we can scale with it’s fantastic team & reputation. Our approach is all about taking what you’ve founded and helping your business (baby) progress.

Unlike traditional private equity, we focus on working with businesses that fit our specific criteria and that we can help grow over the long term. This allows us to provide the hands-on attention that your business needs to succeed. We understand that the path to success is not always linear, and we are committed to helping navigate through challenges to emerge stronger on the other side.


A Latino woman and first-generation Mexican American, Adriana has founded Bolivar Progress Partners to invest in businesses that have the potential to make a real difference in the lives of their employees, customers, and communities. She believes business and entrepreneurship are about giving back to make a better society.


The problem with the traditional search fund model is that it often benefits the investor more than the entrepreneur, who takes all the risk but has little to show for it in the end. Adriana is changing that with Bolivar, which puts the needs of the entrepreneur first. We understand that it takes more than just capital to grow a business – it takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to take risks.


We solve the deep-rooted issues holding your business back and help you realize your full potential. Whether it’s working with you to develop and execute a growth strategy, providing access to our network of industry experts, or simply offering advice and guidance, we are here to help you succeed.


We believe that open and honest communication is the key to a successful partnership. For us, it’s not just about acquiring a business; it’s about finding the right business to acquire. If you are interested in selling your business or would like to learn more about our investment thesis, please contact us.


We look forward to hearing from you!