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Grow Your Legacy

Blackford Capital has extensive experience with family- and founder-owned businesses, and we greatly respect the customers, employees and communities of the companies we acquire. We recognize that preserving the reputation, employee culture and unique aspects of a closely-held business is a fundamental element of our shared success. We work hard to ensure that legacy remains intact and grows.

Blackford’s portfolio companies grow under the guidance of a deeply experienced team. Each of our companies also receive the support of our operating partners and industry experts in the form of an independent board of directors who understand the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurial companies.

Invested in Your Vision

Our Approach

We acquire established, successful companies and help them reach even higher levels of profitability and value. Blackford Capital encourages business owners to remain actively involved with the management of their companies and retain a meaningful ownership stake. We’re committed to providing value-added expertise to our portfolio companies to drive success and create positive outcomes for founders, families and employees going forward.

Blackford Capital Operating Partners

 

Sherika Ekpo

Sherika Ekpo

Operating Partner

Sherika is a diversity, equity and inclusion leader with nearly 20 years of experience in strategic human capital consulting and management. She designs and executes strategies that contribute to an organization’s bottom line.

Steve Feniger

Steve Feniger

Operating Partner

Steve is an internationally experienced CEO who has led an IPO on the HK Stock Exchange and works with western brands and retailers to professionalize their buying and sourcing operations in Asia.

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Rob Leonard

Rob Leonard

Operating Partner

Rob has 14 years of experience at Blackford, with over 41 years in business and leadership roles. He specializes in M&A, post deal integration, new business ventures, start ups and turnarounds.

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Steve Parker

Steve Parker

Operating Partner

Steve has 40 years of expertise in organizational management, sales and marketing, manufacturing systems, M&A, new business creation, leadership and strategy.

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Operating Partner

Chris has a track record of driving rapid, profitable growth and a broad skill set spanning marketing, e-commerce, technology, data science, merchandising, finance and operations.

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Our Investment Criteria

Stable Cash Flows

Proven Profitability

Family or Founder-owned

Revenue of $20-$200M

EBITDA of
$3-$20M

We invest in founder-owned and family-owned businesses that have clear market potential for value growth with the guidance of an established leadership team and the capital to realize their visions.

Target Industries

Manufacturing

Industrial

Distribution

Consumer Products

Contact Us to Learn More

Interested in seeing what we have to offer? Please send direct inquiries to Martin Stein, Jeff Johnson or Rishabh Mukherjee to learn more. Or call 616.233.3161.