PE  Black Canyon Capital

     Office Locations:

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-272-1800
Fax: 310-272-1801



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Since its inception in 2004, Black Canyon has invested over $1 billion across diverse industries including consumer durables, retail, specialty finance, restaurants, media, and industrial manufacturers. Black Canyon was founded by Michael Hooks and Mark Lanigan and is partnered with Canyon Capital Advisors, LLC, one of the largest multi-strategy asset managers in the United States, with over $20 billion of assets under management. Black Canyon manages the Black Canyon Direct Investment Fund, a dedicated vehicle for investing in private transactions, which currently has approximately $500 million in equity commitments. Black Canyon invests in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings, and makes investments to finance growth and acquisitions. Black Canyon looks to invest in companies with at least $5M of EBITDA (or meaningful asset value), where their typical investment size is between $25M - $50M.

    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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    Bradley Spencer Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
    Mark Lanigan Managing Director
    Michael Hooks Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Archway Marketing
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      Grenax Broadcasting
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      J. Crew
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      Jefferson Dental Clinics
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      Logans Roadhouse
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      Malibu Boats
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      S&A Holdings

      Swift & Company

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      TASI Holdings
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      Triton Media
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