Backed by investor confidence relative to public markets, private equity assets have been gaining on hedge funds over the past decade and are projected to overtake them with a $2 trillion growth surge during the next five years. Firms hoping to hop aboard the...
Keeping a promise that he made during the 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump continues to pick trade fights around the globe by imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on particular imports from Europe, Canada, Mexico and China. Trump says the tariffs intend to encourage investment and drive purchasing back to domestic suppliers…
A lot of the most exciting things in life aren’t accessible to everyone. But sometimes, like private equity, it’s the best option if you can swing it. PE also has its downsides, so you should be fully aware of the pros and the cons as you decide whether to jump into the fray.
Not long ago, most business experts considered manufacturing growth in America a lost cause. While it’s true that the U.S. doesn’t globally dominate as it did in the decades after World War II, there’s no denying the revival taking place in manufacturing jobs. Hear from Martin Stein to find out how Grand Rapids and Blackford Capital fit into the equation.
Find out what Blackford Capital Founder Martin Stein believes it takes to be an informed investor—and see how private equity firms create value for companies they invest in.
To most young adults navigating their college years, the word “internship” can be a source of both cautious excitement and unrestrained dread. Find out Blackford Capital Founder Martin Stein’s advice on becoming a dream intern.
Find out how tried and true investment strategies—coupled with some of the most cutting-edge management processes across any industry, help private equity firms outperform the public market.
While CEOs get a large share of the credit (and the blame) for business developments, they shouldn’t make their decisions in a vacuum—especially when they’re related to vision, values, or culture. Check out Blackford Capital Founder Martin Stein’s tips for small companies looking to include the whole team when making good governance decisions.
Struggling to achieve growth at your company? Check out this Blackford Capital webinar featuring first-hand company experiences from our portfolio company CEOs on how they drive accelerated growth.
Deal sourcing can be arduous, and many private equity firms can spend a lot of time on the wrong deal. Find out how Founder and Managing Director Martin Stein balances rejecting the wrong deals to spend time on the good ones.
Read Managing Director Jeffery Johnson’s thoughts on the Trump administration’s tax plan and his advice on how to maximize relationships with the right private equity investors.