Blackford Capital Spreads Its Wings

“Martin Stein started Blackford Capital 11 years ago, and in that time, he said a disciplined approach to investing has propelled the company’s growth and credibility.

The Grand Rapids-based private equity (PE) firm, based at 190 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids, acquires, manages and builds founder- and family-owned lower middle market manufacturing, industrial and distribution companies, helping them supercharge performance by improving operations and implementing aggressive growth plans. The firm currently has 11 portfolio companies and has had five exits in its history, with more expected to close this year, according to Stein, founder and managing director…”

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