Summit Park completes majority recapitalization of Curion

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina and CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Summit Park is pleased to announce the recapitalization of Curion, LLC (“Curion” or the “Company”), a leading provider of data-driven product and consumer information for Fortune 500. Curion has more than three decades of experience working with research and development, product innovation and information teams to design and execute research that drives product innovation and success.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Curion specializes in researching comprehensive qualitative and quantitative consumer insights for brands spanning the entire product innovation lifecycle, including ideation, design testing, execution and analysis. Having conducted more than 35,000 product tests in its 30-year history, the company leverages its industry-leading data to compare product category data with its innovative Curion Score™ offering, providing unparalleled insights to major brands in the food and beverage, fast food, personal services home care, home care and durable goods industries.

Sean Bisceglia, CEO of Curion, said, “Summit Park’s depth of experience, leadership and overall historic success were perfectly suited to achieve Curion’s goals and establish our platform as a world-class leader in consumer product information. I look forward to the next chapter of industry disruption in partnership with the team at Summit Park.

Mike York, Partner at Summit Park, added: “We have been impressed with the sophistication of Curion’s solution offering – particularly its data capabilities – and believe the company is well positioned to continue to expand its services to world’s biggest brands. Sean and his team have given tremendous momentum to the business, and we are delighted to support Curion’s growth as active partners.

Stellus Capital Management, LLC and its affiliates provided debt financing for the transaction and McGuireWoods acted as legal counsel to Summit Park. JEGI Clarity acted as financial advisor and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck acted as legal advisor to the Company.

About Curio

Curion is a leading data platform specializing in full-service qualitative and quantitative consumer insights research for brands. Based in Chicago, IL, the company also operates state-of-the-art testing facilities in San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, New York, NY and Dallas, TX. With over 30 years of experience, Curion provides quantitative, qualitative and sensory product and consumer insights for some of the world’s leading brands. Curion’s comprehensive service offering and customized solutions help curate comprehensive product and consumer stories to drive innovation, mitigate risk and increase product success. To learn more, visit

About Summit Park

Summit Park is a Charlotte, NC-based private investment firm focused exclusively on the lower middle market. The firm invests in a range of industries, including services, consumer and industrial growth. Business capital can be used to facilitate a change in ownership, to support expansion and growth, to provide partial cash flow to existing owners, or to support an industry consolidation plan. For more information, visit

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