CVC  Black River Asset Management

     Office Locations:

9320 Excelsior Boulevard
Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-984-3863

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  • Early
  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Black River is a global alternative asset management firm providing hedge fund and private equity solutions to institutional investors. Formed in 2003, the firm is an independently managed subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's largest providers of food, agriculture and industrial products and services. Founded in 2000, Cargill Ventures is now part of Black River, a global asset management company with more than $9 billion of assets under management. Black River's private equity strategies seek to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns through investments in three distinct sectors: agriculture, food, and metals and mining. Black River maintains U.S. offices in Minnesota, San Mateo, CA and New York.

    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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    Gary Jarrett Managing Principal and CEO
    Guilherme Schmidt Founding Principal
    Jeff Drobny Principal
    Jeremy Llewelyn Founding Principal


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