Portfolio Companies - Blackford Capital
Blackford Capital, Midwest Private Equity, Michigan Private Equity, Michigan Prosperity Fund, Deal of the Year, Middle Market, Lower Middle Market
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OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

Blackford Capital currently has nine portfolio companies under management that employ more than 1,600 people, operate in 11 states and generate combined revenues of approximately $225 million. In the past ten years, the firm has closed more than 35 transactions. Blackford Capital’s investment criteria includes mature, profitable businesses with revenues between $20 million and $100 million, and with management teams that desire to grow their business or who are seeking to retire. 

Blackford Capital Grand Rapids Michigan

BLACKFORD VALUE-ADD

Blackford Capital invests in companies to generate growth in revenue and profits. To accomplish this, we concentrate on developing, growing, and streamlining strategies for portfolio companies operational improvements are the core of Blackford’s value proposition. Our firm is able to drive success through three main avenues: 

Operating Partners

Blackford’s robust network of operating partners combine strengths in sales, operations, and finance and invest significant energy in portfolio companies for the entirety of the investment.

Strategic Direction

We develop a strategic plan and drivers for future growth prior to closing to ensure that the ownership transition incorporates a shared vision with management. We build trust with our management teams through our previous experience, industry expertise and innovative ideas.

Detailed Analysis

Blackford capital also conducts detailed analysis to determine the additional infrastructure investments that can be supported by cash flow. 

50%

Employment Increase - Portfolio Companies

59%

Average Portfolio Company EBITDA Growth

73%

Average Portfolio Revenue Growth

Learn about our National Growth Practice: