We form strategic partnerships with existing management teams, leveraging their expertise and building relationships in order to strengthen and grow lasting value. We focus our efforts on the investment process and channel managerial expertise to operate a global and diversified portfolio of business enterprises. We maintain the goal of advising companies and executives in developing the skill sets required for implementing new strategic initiatives as part of a merger or acquisition.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Blackmore’s objective is to partner with accomplished senior managers with the entrepreneurial drive and skills to acquire and build leading companies in the lower middle market universe. We have found that the most effective C-Suite Partners will have 15+ years of senior management experience, including P&L responsibility for a minimum of $50 million of revenue and a combination of the following characteristics:
A reputation as a leader in their chosen field
An accomplished track record of achieving outstanding operating and financial results
Strong leadership and experience in integrating acquisitions thoroughly
A deep understanding of a particular industry
The ability to evaluate relevant and actionable targets
An aptitude for identifying untapped, value-creation opportunities
A demonstrated history of high professional and ethical standards
Blackmore’s C-Suite Partners must engage with both the investment professionals at Blackmore as well as the management team members at our target companies. The soft skills – a C-Suite Partner’s ability to lead organizational change and influence – are equally important, if not more important, than the hard skills. Without the ability to elicit support from others – specifically engaging the emotions and logic of others to communicate a persuasive vision and connect individuals to their organizations and to their leader – even the most perfectly matched hard skills for any given situation may be reduced to being completely ineffective. The best C-Suite Partners use their empathy to effectively navigate and synthesize the concerns of the firm and the portfolio company management team: they know when to act and equally important – when to listen.
As a leading name of the private equity intermediary sector, Blackmore Partners has faced many challenges and successfully overcome them, making this firm a true authority of the subject.