Investor Center - 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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Investor Center

Event Reminder! 2018 Blackford Capital Investor Summit

The goal of our Investor Summit is to provide investors with transparency and access. Investors attending this year’s summit will receive an update on their investments, connect with management teams, and learn about future opportunities.  If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact the Investor Relations Team at:

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!


The Blackford Capital Team is Growing!

With our recent growth, we have expanded our office in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and are in the process of opening a second office located in Detroit, Michigan to further support of our Michigan Prosperity Fund portfolio companies and future growth initiatives.


On August 2nd, Blackford celebrated its new workspace with 300+ friends, family, partners, Grand Rapids dignitaries, and vendors. Special thanks to all who attended!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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

Blackford Capital has an extensive selection process. Annually, Blackford reviews roughly 5,000 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.

Blackford Capital Portfolio Companies are typically involved in the low-tech manufacturing, distribution, business services industries.

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.

The Investor Center is frequently updated with important information for all investors. In addition to monthly financials, investors can view previously distributed quarterly reports, investor communications, portfolio company budgets, and other essential information.

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