PE  Blackford Capital

     Office Locations:

190 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-233-3161
Fax: 616-828-5042



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Blackford Capital is a private investment firm that acquires, manages, and builds middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. Blackford has engaged in transactions valued at over $650 million in 34 acquisitions. The firm is particularly interested in investment opportunities where the management team will remain with the company. Blackford Capital manages two investment vehicles: the Michigan Prosperity Fund and the National Growth Practice. The firm generally looks for opportunities with the following criteria: sales of $15 million - $100 million; EBITDA of $1 million - $10 million; and industries that are low-tech manufacturing/distribution and service companies with industrial/ business customer bases in mature and growing industries. Blackford Capital will consider companies that have proven profitability for the last three years with future expectations of positive, stable cash flows.

    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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    Jack Kolodny Managing Director
    Jeff Johnson Managing Director
    Martin Stein Founder and Managing Director


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