FI  Black Point Group

     Office Locations:

7 Custom House Street
Portland, ME 04101



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Black Point Group, LP is a private equity partnership created by David Shaw and family. The firm manages a mix of private and public equity investment activities in the healthcare, Internet, media, and technology industries. Black Point seeks to identify and support companies that are, or have the potential to be, leaders in attractive growth businesses. Support can be narrow or comprehensive, and ranges from capital and overall governance, to business planning, recruitment of management teams, interim management assistance, strategic advisory services and other assistance depending on need. David Shaw is Executive Chairman of Ikaria, a specialty pharmaceutical company; founder and retired CEO of IDEXX Laboratories; and has also been a director and/or founder of numerous high technology companies including IDEXX, Cytyc Corporation, Ikaria, Microbia, Fetch, Magen BioSciences and others.

    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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    Ben Shaw Founding Partner
    David Evans Shaw Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Cornerstone Brands
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      Direct Vet Marketing
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      IDEXX Laboratories
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      Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
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      Sirna Therapeutics
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      Vets First Choice
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