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Blue Point focuses on opportunities where we can leverage our collective experience and extensive toolkit. The unique and effective operating resources we bring to our partnerships include:

Unique Supply Chain / Asian Capabilities

Creating Value through Cross-Border Strategies

In 2004, Blue Point identified the opportunity to create value for U.S. middle market companies by enabling execution of Asian-related strategies and therefore established an office in Shanghai. Today, we remain one of only a few U.S. lower middle-market private equity firms with an Asian presence. The office is a core element of our operational capabilities — our Asia-based professionals work with our portfolio company management teams to globalize revenue streams and drive margin enhancement initiatives.

Large multinational companies recognized the opportunity for globalization years ago and had the management and financial resources to capture that opportunity. It is our strong belief that leaders of mid-sized businesses have these same opportunities, but many lack the resources to execute the right strategy. By Blue Point helping to identify these opportunities and providing the capital and expertise needed to execute cross-border strategies, we can invest in and accelerate the growth of mid-sized businesses.

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Data & Digital

Blue Point Data & Digital – Leveraging Data and Technology, Not Simply Debt

The breadth and complexity of Data & Digital solutions (D&D) available to middle-market businesses can be overwhelming for management teams. Companies seeking to transform or digitally modernize their operations often fear that the energy, expertise and dollar investment needed for execution would be too much of a distraction from core business activities. A private equity partner with strong D&D capabilities can allay all of these concerns and lead the business in building and growing technology-driven operations.

Blue Point’s D&D capabilities are customized to support both digitally native companies and those still in the early stages of their digital journey. We are driven by one goal — partnering with management to add value to our portfolio companies.

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Human Capital

Human Capital as a Core Value Creation Lever

Blue Point has a strong track record of investing aggressively to enhance the human capital profile at its portfolio companies. In partnership with management, we broaden and deepen our teams while also improving the processes that support human capital. This is supported by the over 100 new hires across our current portfolio management teams – an average of 50% of each team is new. In addition to senior team development, we also focus on enhancing employee engagement and company culture.

Our human capital effort also focuses on sourcing outstanding operating executives and board members and supporting our companies with their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

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M&A Execution

Building Industry Leaders

M&A strategy and execution are core capabilities at Blue Point. Together with the management teams, we aim to build industry leading businesses by executing both highly strategic transformational acquisitions as well as smaller deals that drive consolidation in fragmented markets. Geographic growth, customer diversification, product line expansion and management team additions are just some of the ways that add-on acquisitions have benefited our portfolio companies.

The value we bring is our experience. We often take the lead on add-on target identification, due diligence, capital arrangement, documentation and deal execution. This allows our management teams to fully participate in all the business dynamics of the deal yet remain focused on the running the company and minimizing core business disruption.

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Operating Executive Group

Seasoned Insights and Support

Blue Point’s Operating Executive Group (OEG) works closely with our portfolio businesses, acting as mentors to management teams by providing advice and assistance through various business cycles and challenges. The members of our OEG average nearly 30 years of operating, management and functional experience across broad range of types of companies and industries.

Members of Blue Point’s OEG are involved with each company in various capacities from initial screening through exit — consulting with management teams to add value through growth initiatives, operational improvements and add-on acquisitions. Our operating executives aren’t just big company folks — they’re people with great skill sets as well as the experience and understanding to be effective in the lower middle-market.

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