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Blackford Capital Named Private Equity Firm of the Year

We are thrilled to share that Blackford Capital has been named Private Equity Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, November 6. Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization for M&A, turnaround, and finance professionals and has been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers since 2002.

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Struggling to achieve growth at your company? Check out this Blackford Capital webinar that features first-hand company growth experiences and key strategies to drive accelerated growth. Hear directly from our portfolio company CEOs and how they have overcome growth challenges at their companies!

Blackford Capital Portfolio Companies Recognized on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

On August 15, 2018, Inc. magazine revealed its 37th annual Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Among the 2018 Inc. 5000 honorees, were four Blackford Capital Portfolio Companies. Based on percent revenue growth from 2014 through 2017, Custom Profile, Ellison Bakery, Grand Power Systems, and Quality Aluminum Products all made the prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Congratulations to all winning companies!


Blackford Capital Acquires Hall Research

We are thrilled to share the news of our recent investment in Hall Research, a leading designer, engineer, and manufacturer of innovative A/V hardware and software to communicate between A/V sources and A/V displays. Its product line includes video over CATx solutions, matrix switchers, scaling products, and automation products. Hall is Blackford’s sixth investment in its National Growth Practice, which invests in companies throughout the U.S., and the thirteenth portfolio company currently invested in by Blackford Capital. Blackford completed the transaction with financing from Gun Lake Investments and Comerica Bank.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blackford Capital?

Blackford Capital is a private equity investment firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that acquires, manages, and builds lower middle market manufacturing, industrials and distribution businesses.

How does Blackford Capital source it's deals?

Blackford Capital utilizes a variety of strategies to source its investment opportunities. Through an extensive network of industry professionals, service providers, and investment bankers, Blackford maintains regular contact to ensure it is apprised of investment opportunities. Additionally, Blackford Capital dedicates a significant amount of time to developing relationships with business owners and advisors to source investment opportunities that may be proprietary in nature.

Can I invest with Blackford Capital?

Blackford Capital works exclusively with Accredited Investors, as defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act. Generally, this means investors that have a net worth of $1,000,000 or more. For information on how to invest with Blackford Capital, please contact

How does Blackford Capital select which companies to buy?

Blackford Capital has an extensive selection process. Annually, Blackford reviews roughly 3,000 opportunities. Using our disciplined investment criteria, our in-depth diligence process, and our years of experience, Blackford Capital only selects a few opportunities to invest in each year. Prior to completing an investment, each investment undergoes and extensive diligence process and is approved by our Investment Committee, which meets every Friday to review investment opportunities.

What industries are Blackford Capital's portfolio companies involved in?

Blackford Capital Portfolio Companies are typically involved in manufacturing, industrials and distribution businesses.

When can I expect to receive my K-1?

Blackford Capital is committed to providing investors with their K-1s prior to Tax Day and has a 100% success rate. Typically, investors can anticipate receiving their K-1 via email in late March or early April, and by mail a few days following.

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