NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that it has been appointed to Inc.‘s third annual founders’ investor friendly list, honoring the highest performing private equity and venture capital firms in supporting entrepreneurs.
“Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Blue Wolf and we are proud to partner with innovative leaders to transform their businesses, bring together key stakeholders and generate value, ”Adam Blumenthal, Managing Partner of Blue Wolf. “We are honored to be recognized and believe this reflects our exceptional team and their ability to work collaboratively with the founders and management teams of our portfolio companies. ”
“Supporting an entrepreneur’s vision and driving growth is more than just a financial investment. It’s about building a relationship and supporting the founders beyond this first year. These private equity firms treat the founders as partners, ”says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. media.
Since founding Blue Wolf 15 years ago, she has implemented a distinctive, catalyst-driven approach to building stronger businesses, focused on combining financial and operational discipline with environmental, social and governance principles. . Working hand-in-hand with senior leadership teams, Blue Wolf takes a collaborative investing approach that is both value-driven and values-driven, which has translated into its proven track record in transforming businesses to create lasting value for stakeholders and investors.
Blue Wolf has demonstrated its ability to generate value for founder-owned businesses with the creation and successful sale of The Mulch and Soil Company earlier this year. Blue Wolf formed The Mulch and Soil Company in 2018 through a merger of Forestry Resources and later K&B Landscapes – two founder-owned companies based in Florida – with the mulch division of Suwannee Lumber Company. Under Blue Wolf’s leadership prior to the sale, The Mulch and Soil Company has grown into one of the leading manufacturers of premium mulch and soil in the South East region.
According to Inc., the last friendly investors of the founders list recognizes companies that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to accelerate their growth. The selected companies have a proven track record of remaining actively involved in the companies after their investment.
To compile the list, Inc. went straight to the source: the entrepreneurs who sold to private equity. The founders completed a questionnaire about their experiences partnering with private equity firms and shared data on the growth of their portfolio companies during these partnerships.
To see the full list, visit: http://www.inc.com/founder-friendly-investors/2021. The October 2021 issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and will hit newsstands October 5, 2021.
About Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm specializing in controlling investments in mid-market companies. Leading through experience and with a commitment to excellence, Blue Wolf transforms businesses strategically, operationally and collaboratively. Blue Wolf manages difficult situations and complex relationships between companies, customers, employees, unions and regulators to create value for stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.bluewolfcapital.com.
The world’s most trusted business media brand, Inc. gives entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections and community they need to build great businesses. Its award-winning cross-platform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced annually since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5,000 gives founders of the best companies the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 conference is part of a highly regarded portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The 2021 Recognition Founder Friendly Investor List presented here is awarded by Inc., a third party that is not affiliated with Blue Wolf, asked applicants to provide them with a number of entrepreneur referrals, and Inc. independently assessed the candidates on the basis of responses to a questionnaire by these entrepreneur references. The number of applicants screened for this recognition was not disclosed to Blue Wolf and, therefore, itself and the percentage of applicants receiving recognition cannot be disclosed here. The recognition of Inc. is not indicative of the future performance of Blue Wolf and does not reflect the experience or rating of Blue Wolf investors. Blue Wolf paid an application fee to participate in this process. For more information on this recognition, please see the related post.