Invest with Blackford
Institutional and personal investment partners trust Blackford Capital to build wealth, drive value for our portfolio companies and leave a positive impact. Our team finds companies with solid performance and are poised for growth, and then we leverage our management experience, connections and the right capital investments to unlock their greatest potential.
Our Selection Process & Criteria
Stable Cash Flows
Family or Founder-owned
Revenue of $20-$200M
Our team reviews between 3,000 and 5,000 acquisition opportunities a year, which we gather through research and an extensive network of industry professionals, service providers and investment bankers. We select around 50 each year to undergo our diligence process and present to our investment committee.
The investment committee reviews opportunities weekly to pinpoint the companies that best align with our criteria for investment growth. We look for companies where we know we can add value, where we will have majority control, and where we can have an optimized capital structure that benefits all of our stakeholders.
We staff our team with experienced business minds and unique industry experts. Our team builds trust with business leaders by combining our expertise with vision, innovation, and deep relationships as we guide companies to grow and increase in value.
Meet Your Investment Team
Founder and Managing Director
Martin leads our acquisition sourcing activities and has served on the boards of 15 platform portfolio companies, with over 18 years in the private equity industry.
Jeff has 28 years of experience in investment banking and private equity investing and over his career has served on the boards as a director of seven Blackford Capital portfolio companies.
Carmen has 25 years of leadership experience within diverse, multinational companies and direct oversight of our Portfolio Company Operations Team.
Featured Success Story
Quality Aluminum Products (QAP)
During its time as a Blackford Capital portfolio company, QAP grew its market position organically through a relentless focus on customer service, strategic customer growth, product quality and supply availability. Additionally, QAP made consistent capital expenditures to stay ahead of advancing technology and develop an expanded aluminum sourcing capability.
3P Sustainable Growth
Blackford Capital takes a 3P approach to sustainable operations to ensure positive outcomes for our people, planet and prosperity for our investors and the communities in which we live and work. As such, we require sustainability assessment and target setting during annual strategic planning for ourselves and each portfolio company.
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