PE/FI  BW Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

900 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-648-6800
Fax: 312-648-6814



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media



    BW Capital Partners is based in Chicago and operates as an alternative asset management firm. BW Capital Partners is affiliated with the Bluhm family office, which manages the assets of Chicago real estate magnate, Neil Bluhm. The family office has over $2 billion invested in real estate, hedge funds and a variety of private businesses. BW Capital Partners manages a portfolio of private equity investments and looks to invest in growing, well-managed private businesses. BW focuses its efforts on the following industries: Business and Financial Services, Specialty Pharmaceutical, and Media Services, seeking to deploy $5 to $15 million in capital per transaction. Bluhm is a minority owner of both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gleb Zarkh CPA CFO and Partner
    Ryan Satterfield Partner
    William E. Wolf Managing Partner


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