Blue Point maintains a strong conviction that investments forged from working relationships developed through regional proximity and style are key to success in the lower middle market. Blue Point applies this regional orientation across our sectors of expertise in manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution.
Through our offices in the Midwest, Southeast and West Coast, Blue Point is recognized as one of the leading private equity firms within each of our regions, resulting in an extensive network of business owners and their advisors, as well as trusted, local intermediaries to assist in identifying new investment opportunities.
Blue Point provides companies with the strategic and economic resources of a larger, global organization while enjoying the benefits of a regional firm.
Blue Point seeks to invest where we can assist in accelerated growth and transformative change in partnership with our companies and their management teams. A key component of this approach is providing our portfolio companies strategic and tactical support from the broad network of operating resources we have built over the past two decades. Blue Point’s Operating Executive Group (“OEG”) works closely with our portfolio businesses, acting as mentors to management teams by providing advice and coaching through various business cycles and challenges. The members of our OEG average 20 years of operating, management and functional experience across a wide variety of industries within small and large companies.
Blue Point identified the opportunity to create value for U.S. middle-market companies by driving execution of Asian-related strategies and established an office in Shanghai, China, in 2004. Today, we remain one of only a few U.S. lower middle-market private equity firms with a China presence. The office is a core element of our operational capabilities as our China-based professionals work with our portfolio company management teams to globalize revenue streams and/or drive margin enhancement initiatives.
In addition, Blue Point has developed strong ties with a number of leading Chinese companies. Blue Point actively looks to partner with these companies as they seek to grow in North America, by working with them as value-added strategic co-investors in M&A in the North American marketplace.
Blue Point’s approach has been validated through our experience over decades — we have a strong track record of investing in and growing businesses in our regional markets having completed over 100 investments with a total transaction value of more than $2 billion.